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Career Profile: Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

Diagnose and perform surgery to treat fetal abnormalities and birth defects, diseases, and injuries in fetuses, premature and newborn infants, children, and adolescents. Includes all pediatric surgical specialties and subspecialties.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 41,500 people employed as surgeons, except ophthalmologists in the United States. The median annual salary is $208,000. Entry level employees earn approximately $77,240 per year and senior employees earn approximately $208,000 (or more) per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
41,500
Annual Openings:
1,000
Increase in Openings by 2030:
-3%
Annual Salary Range:
$77,240 - $208,000
Education Requirements:
Master's degree or higher