How orthopedic surgeons' pay has ranked over 4 years

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Orthopedic surgeons have remained a top-earning specialty across 29 specialties surveyed by Medscape. Although its ranking has fluctuated over the last four years, the average salary for orthopedic surgeons has grown.

Here's a breakdown of how the average salary and ranking has changed, per Medscape's annual compensation reports:

2018

Salary: $497,000

Ranking: No. 2

2019

Salary: $482,000

Ranking: No. 1

2020

Salary: $511,000

Ranking: No. 1

2021

Salary: $511,000

Ranking: No. 2

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