Orthopedic surgeons in single-specialty settings tend to earn more compared to their hospital-employed counterparts, according to the "2023 Physician Compensation Report" from Physicians Thrive.
The report, which compiles data from multiple sources, outlined the average salaries for orthopedic surgeons in different settings.
Here's how orthopedic surgeons are paid by setting:
Rural Health Clinic: $603,000
Hospital Department Practice: $675,000
Academic Department: $400,000