How orthopedic surgeon pay, CMS rates evolved over 5 years

Orthopedic

Orthopedic surgeon pay has climbed steadily over the last five years. Meanwhile, over the last three years, the CMS physician fee schedule has continued dipping.

Here is how the average orthopedic surgeon pay compares to CMS' physician fee schedule over the last five years:

Note: Compensation data was provided by Medscape.

2023

Compensation: $573,000

CMS conversion factor: $33.06 (-4.48%)

2022

Compensation: $557,000

CMS conversion factor: $33.59 (-3.73%)

2021

Compensation: $511,000

CMS conversion factor: $32.41 (-10%)

2020

Compensation: $511,000

CMS conversion factor: $36.09 (+0.14%)


2019

Compensation: $482,000

CMS conversion factor: $36.04 (+0.14%)

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