General Surgeon Salary in USA


Average surgeon salary in USA is pretty high. Starting salary for surgeon surpasses many top-paying salaries in other branches of medicine. Of course, the million dollars income days have receded into the past, but the money is still not that bad.
Usually surgeons are very busy with work. They are often workaholics, perfectionists and love to stay back in the hospitals doing their stuff.

Here are how the rounded up, median, mid-career surgeon salary in USA:


City
Average Sugeon salary, $
New York, NY
300,000
Los Angeles, LA
287,000
Seattle, WA
280,000
Houston, TX
264,000
Miami, FL
255,000


NOTE: Surgeons pay high malpractice insurance each year.

And completing residency in surgery, a lot of fresh surgeons move on to 2-year sub specialty Fellowships in the following areas :
- Hand Surgery
- Critical / Trauma Surgery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Vascular Surgery


You might find it amusing to know that docs known to play video games are found to make better Laparoscopic surgeons or any other surgeries involving manipulations via television screens. So if you wanna be a good key-hole surgeon, get yourself a Sleek X-Box Video Game ! LOL ( Disclaimer: Am kidding !).

"Young surgeons who spent at least three hours a week playing video games in the past made 37% fewer errors, were 27% faster, and scored 42% better overall than surgeons who had never played a video game at all"

The celebrated Surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande, Rhodes scholar, recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, Harvard medical school graduate and author of "Complications" and "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance" prefers to have iPOD music playing in the OR.
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