What Are The Training Requirements for Surgeons?

Surgeons need a doctoral or professional degree and internship/residency.

Degrees for Surgeons
Typical education of Surgeons
Percent
Less than High School 0.1
High School 0.1
Some College 0.0
Associates Degree 0.0
Bachelors Degree 0.9
Masters Degree 0.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 98.6

What Is the Employment Outlook for Surgeons?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more surgeons but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 21,000 more.

This career includes 46,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Surgeons Make?

On average, surgeons make $121.59 per hour or $252,910 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Surgeons?

Hourly income for Surgeons in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surgeons $50.33 $94.74 $high $high $high
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
Physicians and surgeons $29.75 $64.16 $0.00 $high $high
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Surgeons?

Annual salary for Surgeons in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Surgeons $104,680 $197,070 $high $high $high
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
Physicians and surgeons $61,870 $133,450 $0 $high $high
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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