New Jersey surgeons make $34,000 more than the national average $253k salary — Here's how much surgeons make annually & hourly nationwide

Surgeons in the U.S. make roughly $252,910 per year, with an hourly wage of $121.59, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

However, surgeons in New Jersey make a mean annual salary of $286,710 — almost $34,000 more than the average surgeon's salary, and the highest salary for the profession nationwide. States that come close to providing surgeons with similar salaries include Nebraska ($285,640), Minnesota ($285,060) and Rhode Island ($284,010). BLS calculated annual wages by multiplying the hourly mean wage by 2,080 hours.

The BLS was not able to gather data for several states, including Alaska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Here is how 42 states and Washington, D.C., stacked up in terms of surgeons' mean annual salary and hourly mean wage in 2016. States are listed in alphabetical order.

Alabama

Mean annual salary: $279,970
Hourly mean wage: $134.50

Arizona

Mean annual salary: $282,080
Hourly mean wage: $135.62

Arkansas

Mean annual salary: $260,950
Hourly mean wage: $125.45

California

Mean annual salary: $232,300
Hourly mean wage: $111.68

Colorado

Mean annual salary: $261,320
Hourly mean wage: $125.63

Connecticut

Mean annual salary: $256,330
Hourly mean wage: $123.24

Delaware

Mean annual salary: $269,170
Hourly mean wage: $129.41

District of Columbia

Mean annual salary: $176,880
Hourly mean wage: $85.04

Florida

Mean annual salary: $255,010
Hourly mean wage: $122.60

Georgia

Mean annual salary: $271,160
Hourly mean wage: $130.37

Hawaii

Mean annual salary: $270,240
Hourly mean wage: $129.93

Idaho

Mean annual salary: $280,790
Hourly mean wage: $135.00

Illinois

Mean annual salary: $244,100
Hourly mean wage: $117.36

Indiana

Mean annual salary: $271,630
Hourly mean wage: $130.59

Iowa

Mean annual salary: $268,560
Hourly mean wage: $129.12

Kansas

Mean annual salary: $279,390
Hourly mean wage: $134.32

Kentucky

Mean annual salary: $278,080
Hourly mean wage: $133.69

Louisiana

Mean annual salary: $260,210
Hourly mean wage: $125.10

Maine

Mean annual salary: $271,570
Hourly mean wage: $130.56

Maryland

Mean annual salary: $275,640
Hourly mean wage: $132.52

Massachusetts

Mean annual salary: $247,790
Hourly mean wage: $119.13

Michigan

Mean annual salary: $244,640
Hourly mean wage: $117.61

Minnesota

Mean annual salary: $285,060
Hourly mean wage: $137.05

Mississippi

Mean annual salary: $269,100
Hourly mean wage: $129.37

Missouri

Mean annual salary: $220,190
Hourly mean wage: $105.86

Montana

Mean annual salary: $238,930
Hourly mean wage: $114.87

Nebraska

Mean annual salary: $285,640
Hourly mean wage: $137.33

New Jersey

Mean annual salary: $286,710
Hourly mean wage: $137.84

New Mexico

Mean annual salary: $281,150
Hourly mean wage: $135.17

New York

Mean annual salary: $238,580
Hourly mean wage: $114.70

North Carolina

Mean annual salary: $283,170
Hourly mean wage: $136.14

North Dakota

Mean annual salary: $212,770
Hourly mean wage: $102.29

Ohio

Mean annual salary: $227,660
Hourly mean wage: $109.45

Oklahoma

Mean annual salary: $283,500
Hourly mean wage: $136.30

Pennsylvania

Mean annual salary: $206,170
Hourly mean wage: $99.12

Rhode Island

Mean annual salary: $284,010
Hourly mean wage: $136.54

South Carolina

Mean annual salary: $264,930
Hourly mean wage: $127.37

Tennessee

Mean annual salary: $260,870
Hourly mean wage: $125.42

Texas

Mean annual salary: $236,300
Hourly mean wage: $113.61

Vermont

Mean annual salary: $263,540
Hourly mean wage: $126.70

Virginia

Mean annual salary: $253,690
Hourly mean wage: $121.97

Washington

Mean annual salary: $251,560
Hourly mean wage: $120.94

Wisconsin

Mean annual salary: $272,020
Hourly mean wage: $130.78

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