Surgeons

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Total Workforce

53k

Average Age

47.4

Average Salary

$313,647

Average Male Salary

$323,634

Average Female Salary

$268,578

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Surgeons are most often employed by the General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals industry. The average yearly wage for Surgeons was $313,647 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Surgeons by wage are Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Surgeons are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Surgeons are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Surgeons and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Surgeons, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Surgeons, by average wage, is Other health care services. Surgeons are paid most in Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville & Canby Cities PUMA, OR but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$313,647

AVERAGE SALARY

± $21,704

In 2018, Surgeons earned an average of $313,647, $259,759 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Surgeons are the highest paid occupation in the US followed by Physicians. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Surgeons as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.263

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Surgeons had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.263, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Surgeons (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Surgeons.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Surgeons.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Surgeons, by average wage, are Other health care services, Outpatient care centers, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

53k

2018 Workforce

± 5,650

This graphic shows the share of Surgeons employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Surgeons at  49.2%, followed by Offices of physicians with 36.3% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 4.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Surgeons in the US. The average age of male Surgeons in the workforce is 48.8 and of female Surgeons is 40.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Surgeons is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

43.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,112

9.61k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,407

81.9% of Surgeons are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Surgeons.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Surgeons

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

78.6% of Surgeons are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.6% of Surgeons, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Surgeons.

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Age by Gender

48.8

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.45

40.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.71

The median age of Surgeons is 47.4, and Male employees are generally 7.97 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Surgeons from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Surgeons is Biology but a relatively high number of Surgeons hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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