What is the salary for a general surgeon?
LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in August and September 2022. Survey respondents represent surgeons who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.
Average surgeon salary
Historical salary data
How does this year's salary for surgeons compare to other years?
In 2022, the average surgeon’s salary reached $421,780, representing a high point in the last few years despite decreased workloads during the pandemic.
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2021 data not available.
Demographic insights by gender
Where did general surgeons work in 2022?
In 2020 most general surgeons worked in medical group settings.
Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system
Surgeons who took this survey
Almost half (49%) of surgeons are generation X (born between 1965 and 1980), well ahead of other age groups in the field. Over a quarter (27%) of surgeons are based in the Southeast U.S.
Years in practice
How old are surgeons?
This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.