16 Statistics on Surgeon Compensation by Specialty

The following are the average compensation rates, ordered highest to lowest, for surgeons in various surgical specialties for 2010, based on the Medical Group Management Association's "Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data."

•    Neurological:  $767,627
•    Cardiovascular-Pediatric:  $762,846
•    Neurological-Pediatric:  $643,188
•    Cardiovascular:  $560,659
•    Pediatric:  $475,645
•    Thoracic (Primary):  $473,927
•    Bariatric:  $456,266
•    Vascular (Primary):  $446,730
•    Plastic and Reconstruction:  $433,510
•    Trauma:  $432,155
•    Oral:  $408,409
•    Colon and Rectal:  $407,273
•    Transplant:  $379,387
•    General:  $368,108
•    Oncology:  $359,694
•    Breast:  $324,295

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