Google Trend growth of the interest in Surgeons has had a very steady interest in the last 8 years. There was quite a large spike and interest that showed up in 2013 which you can see at point A which was interest surrounding the death of Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Physicians and Surgeon salaries lists the median wage from 2010 at $166,400 a year which is about $80 an hour. As most people know, you’ll need advanced degrees like an MD to become a full-time surgeon and you’ll go to school for a long time. The total number of jobs available for surgeons in 2010 was 691,000. The job outlook for surgeons from 2010 – 2020 is expected to see a growth rate of 24% which is faster than most professions. The total number of surgeon jobs that will be added from 2010 – 2020 will be around 168,300 total jobs. As you can see from our state by state salary listings below you can make as much as $193,000 a year if you get a surgeon position in one of the highest paying states. That’s a difference of $26,600 a year just by working as a surgeon in a different state.
Listed below is information that 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 GlassDoor.com. 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.”