Surgeon salary in United States

How much does a Surgeon make in the United States?

32.6k salaries reported, updated at November 23, 2021
$299,309
per year

The average salary for a surgeon is $299,309 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Loan assistance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 403(b)
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Most common benefits for Surgeons

  • Loan assistance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 403(b)
  • Loan repayment program
  • Health insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Green card sponsorship
  • 401(k)
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 69 ratings

65% of Surgeons in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How can a surgeon earn more?

Surgeons can increase their earnings by gaining more experience in their field or choosing a top-paying specialty. Many hospitals will pay a surgeon more if they have demonstrated excellence by publishing medical research or receiving awards. There are a variety of fellowships available to surgeons where they can hone their skills and learn techniques to increase their earning power.

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