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

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

    Angie Stewart -  

    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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