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Hospital-Owned vs. Not Hospital-Owned: Compensation for Orthopedic Surgeons

Hospital ownership of an orthopedic surgeon's practice could impact the physician's annual compensation, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data."

Here are the average annual compensation figures for eight categories of orthopedic surgeons based on whether they work at a hospital-owned practice or non-hospital-owned practice:

Foot & Ankle
Hospital-owned: $469,492
Not hospital-owned: $435,094

General
Hospital-owned: $526,398
Not hospital-owned: $482,928

Hand

Hospital-owned: $475,370
Not hospital-owned: $519,792

Hip & Joint

Hospital-owned: $589,267
Not hospital-owned: $589,277

Pediatric

Hospital-owned: $489,500
Not hospital-owned: $600,465

Spine

Hospital-owned: $714,088
Not hospital-owned: $633,392

Sports Medicine
Hospital-owned: $550,000
Not hospital-owned: $584,050

Trauma
Hospital-owned: $562,688
Not hospital-owned: $532,153


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