Salary for Surgeons

Also known as:  Brain Surgeon, Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Colorectal Surgeon, Neurological Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Reconstructive Surgeon

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Surgeons use knowledge of a patient's medical history to determine if a patient is a good candidate for surgery and to diagnose bodily disorders or orthopedic conditions. These professionals correct deformities, treat and prevent diseases, repair injuries, and improve functions or improve physical appearances using surgical techniques that may involve the use of advanced technology, surgical instruments, and/or manual manipulation of body parts. These physicians may cooperate with other medical professionals in the determination and execution of patient care, and are required to hold current medical licenses as well as doctoral or professional degrees.

A Surgeon can earn an average wage ranging between 176000 and 264000 based on experience. Surgeons can receive a salary of Two Hundred Twenty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars annually.

Surgeons are compensated at the highest average salary in North Carolina, where they can earn job pay of near $233560. This group of people are paid at the highest average level in Health Care and Social Assistance, where they get average pay of $230780.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 25.40 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Surgeons tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $230,780
Health Care and Social Assistance $228,490
Educational Services $140,160
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $140,160
Health Care and Social Assistance $228,490
Public Administration $230,780
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