The highest paid orthopedic surgeon in 10 major cities

Orthopedic

On average, orthopedic surgeons nationwide earn $573,000 a year, according to the most recent data from Medscape. However, the highest paid orthopedic surgeons in cities including New York City and Los Angeles make far more, with salaries surpassing $800,000. 

Here is how much the highest paid orthopedic surgeon earns in each of the 10 largest U.S. cities, according to data from Medscape's salary reporter: 

New York City: 

Salary: $880,600

Years of experience: 22 to 28

Employment status: Self-employed

Los Angeles: 

Salary: $1,251,300

Years of experience: 8 to 14

Employment status: Self-employed

Chicago: 

Salary: $1,500,000

Years of experience: 29 to 35

Employment status: Self-employed

Houston: 

Salary: $1,279,400

Years of experience: 22 to 28

Employment status: Self-employed

Phoenix: 

Salary: $867,700

Years of experience: 15 to 21

Employment status: Self-employed

Philadelphia: 

Salary: $1,500,000

Years of experience: 36+

Employment status: Self-employed

San Antonio: 

Salary: $861,600

Years of experience: 8 to 14

Employment status: Employed

San Diego:

Salary: $773,200

Years of experience: 15 to 21

Employment status: Self-employed

Dallas: 

Salary: $942,100

Years of experience: 29 to 35

Employment status: Self-employed

Austin, Texas: 

Salary: $963,400

Years of experience: 22 to 28

Employment status: Self-employed



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