Shifts in orthopedic surgeon pay since 2016

Carly Behm -  

The average and high ends of orthopedic surgeon pay have decreased since 2016, and the lower end has increased, according to Merritt Hawkins' 2022 "Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives."

The report detailed the income offered to 20 recruited specialities. It shared base salary, and didn't include bonuses or benefits. 

Low

2016/17: $192,000

2017/18: $340,000

2018/19: $350,000

2019/20: $425,000

2020/21: $300,000

2021/22: $400,000

Average

2016/17: $579,000

2017/18: $533,000

2018/19: $536,000

2019/20: $626,000

2020/21: $546,000

2021/22: $565,000

High

2016/17: $1 million

2017/18: $985,000

2018/19: $850,000

2019/20: $850,000

2020/21: $1,000,000

2021/22: $790,000

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