3 Points on Spine Surgeon Compensation by Employment Status

Written by Laura Dyrda | March 28, 2011 | Print  |
Spine surgeons compensated by hospital ownership earn $11,353 more on average than spine surgeons who are physician partners or shareholders in physician practices, according to statistics from the MGMA 2010 Physician Compensation and Production Survey based on 2009 data.

Spine surgeon data:

Compensation by hospital ownership: $717,125
Physician partner/shareholders in a practice: $605,772
Non-shareholders in a practice: $683,091


Spine surgeons who are compensated by hospital ownership received $717,125 on average while physician partners and shareholders in the practices received $605,772 on average, which was also less than spine surgeons who weren't shareholders in a practice. Non-shareholders made $683,091 on average, which is $77,319 more than shareholders.

Of the statistics reported, spine surgeons were among the only orthopedic subspecialty to receive less as a non-shareholder in a practice than physician partners. However, they did follow the trend of receiving higher compensation from hospital employment as opposed to practice ownership.

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