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Surgeon salary in United States

How much does a Surgeon make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $299,213
Low $278,133
High $321,891
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a surgeon is $299,213 per year in the United States. 44.1k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Top companies for Surgeons in United States

  1. Renew Anchored Dentures
    25 reviews12 salaries reported
    $500,000per year
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Highest paying cities for Surgeons near United States

  1. Pasadena, CA
    $301,234 per year
    109 salaries reported
  2. Harrisburg, PA
    $300,000 per year
    495 salaries reported
  3. Moline, IL
    $300,000 per year
    86 salaries reported
  1. Louisville, KY
    $300,000 per year
    554 salaries reported
  2. Rockford, IL
    $300,000 per year
    468 salaries reported
  3. Jacksonville, FL
    $298,292 per year
    53 salaries reported
  1. Fort Worth, TX
    $298,129 per year
    32 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $297,708 per year
    180 salaries reported
  3. Milwaukee, WI
    $287,423 per year
    91 salaries reported
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Where can a Surgeon earn more?

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Most common benefits for Surgeons

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan assistance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision 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 much do similar professions get paid in United States?


225 job openings

Average $168,907 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Surgeon

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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