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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1242 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric

Diagnose and perform surgery to treat and prevent rheumatic and other diseases in the musculoskeletal system. Excludes “Pediatric Surgeons” (29-1243).


National estimates for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
Industry profile for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric
Geographic profile for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric

National estimates for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,260 7.0 % $ 147.22 $ 306,220 3.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 38.40 $ 92.92 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 79,870 $ 193,280 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 13,160 0.49 $ 152.92 $ 318,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,470 0.04 $ 128.76 $ 267,830
Outpatient Care Centers 150 0.02 $ 168.99 $ 351,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 0.00 $ 31.19 $ 64,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $ 122.87 $ 255,570

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 13,160 0.49 $ 152.92 $ 318,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,470 0.04 $ 128.76 $ 267,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $ 122.87 $ 255,570
Outpatient Care Centers 150 0.02 $ 168.99 $ 351,510
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 0.00 $ 31.19 $ 64,880

Top paying industries for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 150 0.02 $ 168.99 $ 351,510
Offices of Physicians 13,160 0.49 $ 152.92 $ 318,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,470 0.04 $ 128.76 $ 267,830
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 90 0.03 $ 122.87 $ 255,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 140 (7) $ 31.19 $ 64,880


Geographic profile for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,760 0.32 2.73 $ 101.82 $ 211,780
Florida 1,610 0.19 1.63 $ 106.44 $ 221,400
California 1,610 0.10 0.84 (5) (5)
Ohio 740 0.14 1.23 $ 159.32 $ 331,380
New Jersey 670 0.18 1.52 $ 156.14 $ 324,770


Map of location quotient of orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pennsylvania 1,760 0.32 2.73 $ 101.82 $ 211,780
New Hampshire 160 0.25 2.12 (5) (5)
Alaska 70 0.23 1.96 (5) (5)
Minnesota 580 0.21 1.85 (5) (5)
Arkansas 240 0.20 1.74 $ 133.60 $ 277,880


Map of annual mean wages of orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 1.96 (5) (5)
California 1,610 0.10 0.84 (5) (5)
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Maryland 270 0.11 0.92 (5) (5)
Minnesota 580 0.21 1.85 (5) (5)



Map of employment of orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,010 0.38 3.31 $ 119.88 $ 249,350
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 420 0.14 1.23 $ 152.65 $ 317,500
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 390 0.18 1.59 $ 170.34 $ 354,310
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 310 0.24 2.09 $ 91.43 $ 190,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.14 1.21 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.10 0.84 $ 170.61 $ 354,880
Columbus, OH 230 0.22 1.95 $ 152.25 $ 316,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 190 0.05 0.46 $ 155.10 $ 322,610
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 1.08 $ 152.81 $ 317,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 150 0.05 0.45 $ 128.40 $ 267,060


Map of location quotient of orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Trenton, NJ 140 0.60 5.16 (5) (5)
Bangor, ME 30 0.52 4.51 (8) (8)
Akron, OH 130 0.44 3.79 $ 165.65 $ 344,550
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,010 0.38 3.31 $ 119.88 $ 249,350
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 70 0.29 2.52 $ 113.83 $ 236,760
Anchorage, AK 50 0.29 2.50 (5) (5)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 0.28 2.44 $ 143.62 $ 298,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 310 0.24 2.09 $ 91.43 $ 190,170
Columbus, OH 230 0.22 1.95 $ 152.25 $ 316,680
Wichita, KS 60 0.22 1.91 $ 150.67 $ 313,390


Map of annual mean wages of orthopedic surgeons, except pediatric by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.29 2.50 (5) (5)
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 120 0.09 0.80 (5) (5)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 80 0.09 0.76 (5) (5)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 60 0.16 1.40 (5) (5)
Jacksonville, FL 100 0.14 1.21 (5) (5)
Kansas City, MO-KS (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 140 0.18 1.57 (5) (5)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 250 0.14 1.21 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 2.13 18.46 $ 170.02 $ 353,640
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.80 $ 173.29 $ 360,440
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.90 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 2.13 18.46 $ 170.02 $ 353,640
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.90 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.80 $ 173.29 $ 360,440

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.90 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.80 $ 173.29 $ 360,440
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 120 2.13 18.46 $ 170.02 $ 353,640


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022