East vs. West: Which region pays orthopedic surgeons more

Orthopedic

Based on the salaries of mid-career orthopedic surgeons in 15 of the largest cities by population on the East Coast and the West Coast, orthopedic surgeons working on the East Coast receive a higher yearly salary. 

Based on the 15 most populated cities, East Coast orthopedic surgeons earn $437,642 a year on average. 

Based on the 15 most populated cities, West Coast orthopedic surgeons earn $428,669 a year on average.

Average orthopedic surgeon salaries in 15 of the largest cities on the East Coast: 

New York City: $420,978

Philadelphia: $426,856

Jacksonville, Fla.: $468,028

Charlotte, N.C.: $455,991

Washington, D.C.: $403,182

Boston: $429,797

Baltimore: $387,302

Atlanta: $452,304

Miami: $441,908

Raleigh, N.C: $468,812

Virginia Beach, Va.: $426,097

Orlando, Fla.: $472,604

Newark, N.J.: $420,978

Jersey City, N.J.: $420,978

Durham, N.C.: $468,812

Average orthopedic surgeon salaries in 15 of the largest cities on the West Coast: 

Los Angeles: $422,099

San Diego: $424,263

San Jose, Calif.: $419,434

San Francisco: $419,434

Seattle: $445,022

Portland: $446,550

Fresno, Calif.: $427,269

Sacramento, Calif.: $437,597

Long Beach, Calif.: $422,099

Oakland, Calif.: $419,343

Bakersfield, Calif.: $427,269

Anaheim, Calif.: $422,099

Santa Ana, Calif.: $422,099

Anchorage, Alaska: $430,910

Spokane, Wash.: $444,542

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