Here is the orthopedic subspecialist breakdown for retirement benefits:
1. Hip and joint replacement surgeons: $38,488
2. Orthopedic trauma surgeons: $35,388
3. Sports medicine surgeons: $34,327
4. Hand surgeons: $33,860
5. Foot and ankle surgeons: $31,860
6. General surgeons: $26,792
7. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons: $25,754
Depending on the type of group where subspecialists practiced, orthopedic surgeons in a single specialty group either received the same or in excess of $10,000 more than their counterparts in multispecialty groups in retirement benefits. All subspecialists in a single specialty group received $32,500 on average. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons in a multispecialty group received the least, at $17, 534, while foot and ankle surgeons, joint surgeons and sports medicine specialists received the same as their counterparts in single specialty groups.
Here is the breakdown for subspecialists in a multispecialty group:
8. Hip and joint surgeons: $32,500
9. Foot and ankle surgeons: $32,500
10. Sports medicine surgeons: $32,500
11. Hand surgeons: $30,370
12. General surgeons: $23,275
13. Orthopedic trauma surgeons: $23,275
14. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons: $17,534
Orthopedic subspecialist compensation in single specialty groups:
*Data was not available for pediatric orthopedic surgeons who practiced in single specialty groups.
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At $38,488, joint replacement surgeons receive by far the highest compensation in retirement benefits when compared to other orthopedic subspecialists, according to MGMA's Physician Compensation Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data. The amount is in excess of $10,000 more than general orthopedic surgeons and $3,000-$4,000 more than the next highest subspecialists: sports medicine and orthopedic trauma surgeons.
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