Average Salary of a Surgeon
In the medical profession, those who specialize in performing surgery are known as surgeons. There are so many sub-fields in surgery as well as it has expanded so much. There are general surgeons that specialize in performing surgery on the torso. Then there are surgeons who specialize in performing surgery on bones, breasts and the brain, and now a variety of new techniques and technologies have also been developed to help surgeons perform a better job. Surgeons, as they are specialists and work in operation rooms are employed primarily in hospitals and surgical outpatient centers. The average annual salary of a surgeon range is $118,810 to $287,902.
In cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia surgeons are paid a higher salary. Pascale.com says that in 2009 in Baltimore the annual salary range was $157,243 to $319,492. In Philadelphia the range was from $162,135 to $305,209.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employment of surgeons is expected to increase by 14 percent from 2008 to 2016.
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