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Surgeon salary in United States

How much does a Surgeon make in the United States?

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The average salary for a surgeon is $190,702 per year in the United States. 48.1k salaries reported, updated at May 14, 2022.

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Top companies for Surgeons in United States

  1. Renew Anchored Dentures
    25 reviews19 salaries reported
    $500,000per year
  2. $390,595per year
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Highest paying cities for Surgeons in United States

  1. Pasadena, CA
    $199,941 per year
    109 salaries reported
  2. Baltimore, MD
    $199,356 per year
    10 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $195,015 per year
    177 salaries reported
  1. Milwaukee, WI
    $190,887 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Columbus, OH
    $190,664 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $189,212 per year
    177 salaries reported
  1. Harrisburg, PA
    $186,362 per year
    463 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $183,015 per year
    256 salaries reported
  3. Louisville, KY
    $181,215 per year
    250 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?


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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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