Surgeon Salary By State

Google Trend growth of surgeons has really showed a stable increase almost every single year. While there was some dip in search interest of surgeons and their associated career in 2010, it recovered by 2011 and only increased from there. The 2013 year period for surgeon search interest saw peaks that beat out all other years but a stable growth has continued into 2015. The future search of surgeons is predicted by Google to have a slight increased as you can see with the dotted lines.Surgeon Search Trend

Bureau of Labor Statistics information for the median salary in 2012 for Surgeons shows the wage was $187,200 a year which is about $90 an hour. To become a surgeon you will need a doctoral / professional degree and will need to attend medical school to receive this type of salary. Typically you will need to also do an Internship or have a period of residency to move into a full-time career of surgeon. The total number of jobs that were reported for surgeons in 2012 were 691,400 positions. The job outlook for surgeons is expected to increase by 18% from 2012 to 2022. This increase is faster than average compared to most careers and will add nearly 123,300 jobs to the surgeon job market over this 10 year time period.

Surgeon BLS Salary and Wages

Below you will find a useful and dynamic table of surgeon salaries in each state. You can easily find the highest paying salaries for surgeons by searching and sorting the data. For 2015 surgeon salaries Washington D.C. is #1 at $258,000 a year, New York is #2 at $248,000 a year and American Samoa is #3 at $247,000 year. Massachusetts is actually tied with American Samoa at the $247,000 a year salary for level. Once you move beyond the top 4 states for how much Surgeons make you see that it moves down into the $230,000 range with #5 Connecticut earning surgeons $237,000 a year, Georgia is at #6 for $234,000 a year and Illinois at #7 comes in at $233,000 a year. You don’t get into the high $100,000 range until you get to #22 and you see three states, Oregon, Puerto Rico and Texas tied at $199,000.

The information below is specific to Surgeon job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Surgeon. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Surgeons and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”

Surgeon Salary Information For 2015

This table displays Surgeon Salaries By State so that people can compare how much an Surgeon makes in a specific state. This comparison engine will help people easily identify the best salaries for Surgeons.
CareerStateSalaryPercentData Year
Surgeon Alabama$208,0001% higher2015
Surgeon Alaska$151,00026% lower2015
Surgeon American Samoa$247,00020% higher2015
Surgeon Arizona$169,00018% lower2015
Surgeon Arkansas$209,0002% higher2015
Surgeon California$220,0007% higher2015
Surgeon Colorado$182,00011% lower2015
Surgeon Connecticut$237,00015% higher2015
Surgeon Delaware$180,00012% lower2015
Surgeon Florida$191,0007% lower2015
Surgeon Georgia$234,00014% higher2015
Surgeon Guam$188,0009% lower2015
Surgeon Hawaii$127,00038% lower2015
Surgeon Idaho$135,00034% lower2015
Surgeon Illinois$233,00013% higher2015
Surgeon Indiana$197,0004% lower2015
Surgeon Iowa$202,0002% lower2015
Surgeon Kansas$188,0009% lower2015
Surgeon Kentucky$178,00014% lower2015
Surgeon Louisiana$184,00011% lower2015
Surgeon Maine$182,00012% lower2015
Surgeon Maryland$211,0003% higher2015
Surgeon Massachusetts$247,00020% higher2015
Surgeon Michigan$208,0001% higher2015
Surgeon Minnesota$180,00013% lower2015
Surgeon Mississippi$215,0005% higher2015
Surgeon Missouri$202,0002% lower2015
Surgeon Montana$172,00017% lower2015
Surgeon Nebraska$150,00027% lower2015
Surgeon Nevada$157,00024% lower2015
Surgeon New Hampshire$203,0001% lower2015
Surgeon New Jersey$222,0008% higher2015
Surgeon New Mexico$179,00013% lower2015
Surgeon New York$248,00021% higher2015
Surgeon North Carolina$196,0005% lower2015
Surgeon North Dakota$182,00011% lower2015
Surgeon Ohio$197,0004% lower2015
Surgeon Oklahoma$190,0008% lower2015
Surgeon Oregon$199,0003% lower2015
Surgeon Pennsylvania$198,0004% lower2015
Surgeon Puerto Rico$199,0003% lower2015
Surgeon Rhode Island$187,0009% lower2015
Surgeon South Carolina$203,0001% lower2015
Surgeon South Dakota$155,00025% lower2015
Surgeon Tennessee$191,0007% lower2015
Surgeon Texas$199,0003% lower2015
Surgeon Utah$160,00022% lower2015
Surgeon Vermont$182,00012% lower2015
Surgeon Virgin Islands$210,0002% higher2015
Surgeon Virginia$207,0001% higher2015
Surgeon Washington DC$258,00025% higher2015
Surgeon Washington$212,0003% higher2015
Surgeon West Virginia$194,0006% lower2015
Surgeon Wisconsin$183,00011% lower2015
Surgeon Wyoming$170,00017% lower2015