Trauma surgeons working in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $117,988 to $423,856 a year including bonuses according to Payscale’s salary data. The annual bonuses for this occupation can amount to up to $51,064 a year, and the basic salary is usually in the range from $101,367 to $412,246 a year.
Based on the salary figures provided by Salary.com, 10% of trauma surgeons earn $262,696 a year or less, while the top 10% best paid trauma surgeons earn an annual salary of $483,152 or more. Jobstat records the highest salary at $415,446 a year and the lowest annual pay at $60,000 for this profession.
Trauma surgeons’ annual pay depends on a variety of factors, ranging from location and employer type to years of work experience.
Surgeons with 1 to 4 years of experience are typically paid between $101,367 and $408,514 annually, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience earn salaries in the range from $70,957 to $353,845 a year.
Trauma surgeons with 10 to 19 years under their belt report an annual income in the range from $254,341 to $404,136, while professionals with 20 or more years of experience generally earn between $300,000 and $434,400 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale. The average salary range for trauma surgeons with the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) goes from $153,193 to $426,917 a year.
Professional certification is one of the factors that can affect a trauma surgeon’s salary. Surgeons with the Board Certified Surgery qualification generally earn salaries in the range form $185,956 to $412,870 a year, while those with a certification in Surgical Critical Care from the American Board of Surgery are typically paid an income in the range from $235,000 to $360,075 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.
Trauma surgeons employed by institutions with more than 500 hospital beds generally earn a yearly pay in the range between $149,499 and $413,384. Those working for organizations that employ 5,000 to 19,999 people typically report an annual income in the range from $257,269 to $412,000 according to Payscale. Trauma surgeons employed by general hospitals usually earn between $124,021 and $405,644 a year.
Professionals working in the health care sector generally have salaries in the range from $118,359 to $416,867 a year, and those working at hospitals typically earn an income in the range between $58,734 and $407,716 a year according to Payscale.
The average salary of a trauma surgeon employed in the United States is $351,262 a year according to Salary.com, $400,000 a year according to the recruitment agency Profiles, $260,046 a year according to Jobstat, and $305,940 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.
The recruitment firm Profiles reports an average starting salary of $298,000 a year for trauma surgeons in their first year on the job. Trauma surgeons with less than a year of experience are paid $11,500 in bonuses according to Payscale’s income statistics.
The average hourly wage, as reported by Jobstat, is $129.52. The top hourly rate recorded is $206.59 and the lowest is $29.84 per hour.
Salary by specialty
Area of specialty is one of the major factors that can affect a trauma surgeon’s annual earnings. Professionals specializing in general surgery typically earn between $335,870 and $357,380 a year, those specializing in emergency and trauma report earning an annual pay in the range from $147,395 to $356,078, and surgeons specializing in critical care are generally paid between $247,465 and $443,847 annually according to Payscale’s salary data.
Along with the annual pay and bonuses, trauma surgeons typically also get a variety of perks and benefits, and these can sometimes reflect their yearly income. Surgeons who have paid holidays and vacations generally earn between $147,949 and $400,559 a year, those who get malpractice and liability insurance are usually paid between $146,807 and $402,045 annually, and professionals who have 401(k) plans typically report earning an annual salary in the range from $110,000 to $421,847.
Trauma surgeons who get paid sick leave generally earn between $71,490 and $359,442 a year, and those who have life and disability insurance as part of their benefits package are paid between $71,490 and $426,209 a year.
Professionals who get 403(b) plans typically make between $57,779 and $410,452 a year, and those who get a cell phone report a yearly income in the range from $253,383 to $348,747 according to Payscale’s salary statistics.
The most popular benefits and perks among trauma surgeons are paid vacations and holidays, malpractice and liability insurance, 401(k) plans, paid sick leave, life and disability insurance, and 403(b) plans.
Trauma surgeons’ yearly bonuses depend on a wide range of factors, including geographical location, and they can vary significantly from state to state. Surgeons working in Pennsylvania get $30,000 a year on average in bonus money, those employed in New York are paid around $25,000 annually, and professionals working in Washington get $20,500 a year on average. California-based surgeons are paid around $20,000 annually in bonuses, those working in Colorado get $10,000 a year on average, and professionals employed in Ohio report getting $2,500 a year on average in bonuses according to Payscale’s salary data.
In terms of professional experience, trauma surgeons with 1 to 4 years of experience get around $30,000 a year, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience report being paid $5,000 annually on average in bonuses. Professionals with 20 or more years of work experience under their belt get $2,500 a year on average in bonus money.
Trauma surgeons’ bonuses can also vary depending on the size of the organization that employs them. For example, professionals working for organizations that employ 600 to 1,999 people are paid $5,000 a year on average, while those working for organizations with 5,000 to 19,999 employees get around $19,653 a year in bonuses according to Payscale’s data.
Bonuses can also vary depending on professional certification. Surgeons with the Board Certified Surgery qualification get $19,774 a year on average, and those with a certification in Surgical Critical Care from the American Board of Surgery are paid around $31,750 annually in bonuses.
The number of hospital beds is another factor that affect trauma surgeons’ bonus earnings. Surgeons employed by institutions with less than 50 beds get $2,500 annually on average, those working for institutions with 100 to 299 hospital beds are paid around $50,000 a year in bonuses, while professionals employed by institutions with 300 to 499 beds get around $1,000 a year in bonuses according to Payscale. Trauma surgeons working at institutions with 500 or more hospital beds report getting $21,750 a year on average in bonuses.
When it comes to contributions from profit sharing, professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience report earning $28,000 a year, and surgeons working at hospitals get the same amount on average.
Surgeons working at institutions with fewer than 50 beds report earning around $25,000 a year in commissions, and professionals employed by general hospitals report being paid the same amount.
Other income factors
Trauma surgeon salaries can also vary depending on the type of employer. For instance, surgeons working at hospitals typically make between $96,958 and $403,912 annually, those employed by non-profit organizations generally report earning a yearly salary in the range from $230,919 to $359,763, and professionals employed by universities and colleges are usually paid between $218,380 and $334,380 a year according to the salary figures provided by Payscale.