2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Surgeons with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $77,240 to $188,170 per year or $37 to $90 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Surgeons to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$100+||$208,000+|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$100+||$208,000+|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$100+||$208,000+|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$90||$188,170|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$37||$77,240|
Highest paying states
|AK||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|KS||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|MN||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|NH||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|NC||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|ND||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|OK||Over $150||Over $300,000|
|WI||Over $150||Over $300,000|
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Surgeon is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like AK doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at AK might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Surgeons are in the states of AK, KS, MN, NH and NC.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$286360||$137.67|
|Offices of Physicians||$268310||$129.00|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$268070||$128.88|
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services||$255420||$122.80|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$219280||$105.43|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$216890||$104.27|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$148160||$71.23|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$133390||$64.13|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories||$||$#|