How much does a Surgeon make in the United States? The average Surgeon salary in the United States is $390,504 as of December 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $330,239 and $463,470. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
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Surgeon performs surgery to prevent and correct injuries, deformities, diseases or improve patient function, appearance or quality of life. Reviews patient history and confirms need for surgery. Being a Surgeon determines which instruments and method of surgery will be most successful in achieving desired outcome. May provide medical personnel with direction concerning patient care. Additionally, Surgeon may provide in-service training as needed to address new technology in health care treatment. Provides charting in compliance with all laws and regulations. Requires a MD degree from an accredited school. Typically reports to a medical director. Requires a license to practice. Surgeon's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)
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Surgeon Salaries by Percentile
|10th Percentile Surgeon Salary||$275,370||US||December 26, 2019|
|25th Percentile Surgeon Salary||$330,239||US||December 26, 2019|
|50th Percentile Surgeon Salary||$390,504||US||December 26, 2019|
|75th Percentile Surgeon Salary||$463,470||US||December 26, 2019|
|90th Percentile Surgeon Salary||$529,903||US||December 26, 2019|
What does a Surgeon do?
Active involvement in medical student, resident, and fellow education.
July 14, 2019
Support from the Summa Cancer Care Institute leaders related to quality and growth.
July 15, 2019
Support of 2 general surgeons in the clinic.
August 07, 2019
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