100 compensation statistics for orthopedic, neurosurgeons to know

Written by Anuja Vaidya and Laura Dyrda | August 13, 2014 | Print  |

Here are 100 statistics on compensation for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, advanced practitioners and medical office staff from numerous reports and surveys.

Orthopedic surgeon compensation

 

Salary.com report

 

Compensation based on quartiles:

 

1. Bottom 10 percent: $258,227

 

2. 25th percentile: $341,047

 

3. 50th percentile: $432,013

 

4. 75th percentile: $558,734

 

5. Top 10 percent: $674,107

 

National average orthopedic surgeon compensation — salary plus bonus:


 
6. Bottom 10 percent: $278,891


 
7. 25th percentile: $369,486


 
8. 50th percentile: $468,992


 
9. 75th percentile: $612,553


 
10. Top 10 percent: $743,257

 

Benefits package amounts and percentage of overall compensation:

 

11. Social Security: $13,858 — 1.6 percent

 

12. 401k/403b: $9,000 — 1.6 percent

 

13. Disability: $4,226 — 0.7 percent

 

14. Healthcare: $6,592 — 1.1 percent

 

15. Pension: $15,750 — 2.7 percent

 

16. Time off: $57,793 — 10 percent

 

Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2014

 

Compensation according to practice setting:

 

17. Employed — $388,000

 

18. Self-employed — $439,000

 

19. Office-based multispecialty group practice — $459,000

 

20. Healthcare organization — $449,000

 

21. Office-based single-specialty group practice — $442,000

 

22. Hospital — $397,000

 

23. Outpatient clinic — $388,000

 

24. Office-based solo practice — $348,000

 

25. Academic, military, research & government organizations — $319,000

 

Compensation according to location:

 

26. Northwest — $468,000

 

27. Great Lakes — $449,000

 

28. Southeast — $432,000

 

29. Northeast — $410,000

 

30. Southwest — $408,000

 

31. Mid-Atlantic — $397,000

 

32. North Central — $391,000

 

33. West — $343,000

 

Locum Tenens compensation and employment report

 

34. Orthopedic surgeon compensation — $501,808.

 

35. Joint replacement specialist — $503,809.

 

36. Orthopedic spine surgeon compensation — $677,158.

 

37. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon compensation — $435,318.

 

38. Orthopedic hand surgeons — $476,384.

 

Merritt Hawkins 2011 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives report

 

Low, average and high orthopedic surgeon compensation from 2006 to 2011:

 

2006 to 2007
39. Low: $250,000
40. Average: $413,000
41. High: $650,000


 
2007 to 2008
42. Low: $250,000
43. Average: $439,000
44. High: $750,000


 
2008 to 2009
45. Low: $300,000
46. Average: $481,000
47. High: $1 million


 
2009 to 2010
48. Low: $300,000
49. Average: $519,000
50. High: $825,000


 
2010 to 2011
51. Low: $300,000
52. Average: $521,000
53. High: $700,000

 

Neurosurgeon compensation

 

Jackson & Coker's physician salary calculator

 

Average annual compensation of full-time neurosurgeons:

 

54. Salary: $690,548
55. Benefits: $138,110
56. Total compensation: $828,658
57. National average gross revenue per neurosurgeon: $2,632,463

 

Average hourly compensation of full-time neurosurgeons:

 

58. Salary: $332
59. Benefits: $66
60. Total compensation: $398
61. National average gross revenue per neurosurgeon: $1,266

 

Merritt Hawkins 2014 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

 

62. Neurosurgeon compensation — $591,000, the highest average base salary among the most-requested physician and advanced practitioner searches.

 

Healthcare Salary Online

 

Hourly pay:


 
63. Lowest 10 percent: $49/hour

 

64. 25 percentile: $103/hour

 

65. 50 percentile: $173/hour

 

66. 75 percentile: $260/hour

 

67 Top 10 percent: $336/hour

 

Mercer report

 

Base salary:

 

68. 25th percentile: $629,160
69. 50th percentile: $663,760
70. 75th percentile: $702,700

 

Neurosurgeon total cash compensation:

 

71. 25th percentile: $664,330
72. 50th percentile: $713,740
73. 75th percentile: $778,890

 

Spine surgeon compensation:

 

American Medical Group Association report

 

74. Average spine surgeon compensation in 2012 was $710,556

 

Allied Physicians report

 

Compensation by years worked:

 

75. First two years — $400,000

 

76. Third year — $670,000

 

77. Maximum salary — $1.3 million

 

WorkChrom report

 

78. After six years of practice, median income is $625,000.

 

Practice and ambulatory surgery center staff compensation

 

VMG Health's Multi-Specialty ASC Intellimarker 2012:

 

Orthopedics-driven ASC staffing:

 

79. Nurse staff wage: $32.71/hour

 

80. Tech staff wage: $21.40/hour

 

81. Administrative staff wage: $24.50/hour

 

82. Administrator salary: $126,965


 
83. Employee salary and wages: 21.2 percent of net revenue

 

84. Employee salary and wages per case: $508.77

 

2014 Staff Salary Survey by Physician's Practice:

 

Salaries of medical staff members who have more than 20 years of experience:


 
85. Nurse practitioner — $98,139

 

86. Physician assistant — $96,479

 

87. Nurse manager — $76,605

 

88. Registered nurse — $64,150

 

89. Billing manager — $53,660

 

90. Care coordinator — $53,162

 

91. Medical biller — $41,185

 

92. Medical assistant — $35,836

 

93. Front-desk staff — $34,825

 

94. Medical records clerk — $32,366

 

Medscape's Clinical & Office Staff Salary Report 2013

 

Average salary for PAs:


 
95. Less than $30,000 — Less than 5 percent

 

96. Between $30,000 and $60,000 — Between 10 and 15 percent

 

97. Between $60,000 and $80,000 — Between 25 and 30 percent

 

98. Between $80,000 and $100,000 — Almost 40 percent

 

99. More than $100,000 — Between 15 and 20 percent

 

The medical records clerk salary ranges include:

 

100. 71 percent receive less than $30,000 per year

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