Orthopedic surgeon income offers up 16.7% year over year: 15 insights

Angie Stewart -   Print  |

Orthopedic surgeons were the 15th most-requested specialists from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020, according to Merritt Hawkins' "2020 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives and the Impact of COVID-19."

Fifty-five of the 3,251 permanent physician and advanced practitioner search engagements conducted by Merritt Hawkins/AMN Healthcare's physician staffing companies in the one-year period were for orthopedic surgeons.

For 2019-20, income offered to orthopedic surgeons was up 16.7 percent year over year. Fifteen additional insights:

Note: Figures only include base salary or guaranteed income.

2019-20
1. Low: $425,000
2. Average: $626,000
3. High: $850,000

2018-19
4. Low: $350,000
5. Average: $536,000
6. High: $850,000

2017-18
7. Low: $340,000
8. Average: $533,000
9. High: $985,000

2016-17
10. Low: $192,000
11. Average: $579,000
12. High: $1 million

2015-16
13. Low: $350,000
14. Average: $521,000
15. High: $800,000

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