Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Compensation: 4 Things to KnowWritten by Laura Miller | July 11, 2011
1. Average compensation is in the mid-range for orthopedic subspecialists. Orthopedic trauma surgeons are compensated on average $592,536 annually, which is less than spine ($710,055) and joint replacement surgeons ($597,834) but more than general orthopedic surgeons ($524,250) and extremities specialists ($531,271), according to MGMA's Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2010 Report Based on 2009 Data.
2. Orthopedic trauma surgeons received more in a multispecialty setting. Orthopedic surgeons who practice in a multispecialty setting received an average of $563,903 in 2009, which is more than $40,000 more than their counterparts practicing in a single specialty setting. Orthopedic trauma surgeons in a single specialty setting received an average of $523,855 in 2009.
3. Orthopedic trauma surgeons who were partners in a practice earned more. When orthopedic trauma surgeons were partners in a practice, they received over $55,000 more than surgeons who were not partners in a practice setting. Those who were partners received an average compensation of $564,995 and those who were not received $509,186.
4. Retirement benefits for orthopedic trauma surgeons competitive with other subspecialties. Orthopedic trauma surgeons received an average of $33,682 in retirement benefits throughout 2009, which is nearly $10,000 more than pediatric orthopedic surgeons ($24,662). Orthopedic trauma surgeons also received more than hip and joint subspecialists ($32,851) and general orthopedic surgeons ($26,411). Spine surgeons and sports medicine surgeons both received more in retirement benefits than orthopedic trauma surgeons, at $36,363 and $34,571 respectively.
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