Orthopedic residents earn $60K, behind neurological surgery, gastroenterology

Written by Laura Dyrda | July 20, 2018 | Print  |

While orthopedic surgeons typically are among the most highly compensated specialists, orthopedic residents report lower compensation than their peers in many other specialties, according to the Medscape 2018 Resident Salary & Debt Report.


Orthopedic residents report earning $60,100 altogether while orthopedic surgery residents report slightly less at $59,900. Both are behind neurological surgery residents, who make $61,8000 and gastroenterology residents who make $64,600 on average. The highest compensating medical residency specialty is allergy and immunology, hitting $68,000 annual compensation on average.

Orthopedic residents did report higher average salary than anesthesiologists, who reported $59,000 and ophthalmologists, who reported $57,500.

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