Locums Boost Your Orthopedic Doctor Salary

A Barton Locum Orthopedic Surgeon salary is about 40% higher in 2022 than it was in 2020. Orthopedic Surgeons, also known as Orthopedic Doctors, diagnose and perform surgery to prevent and treat musculoskeletal diseases. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industries with the highest levels of employment of Orthopedic Doctors are in the offices of physicians, general medical and surgical hospitals, and outpatient care centers.  The state with the highest employment level of permanent Orthopedic Surgeons is Pennsylvania, while the top paying state for permanent Orthopedic Surgeons is Alaska.

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    Locum Orthopedic Doctor Salary FAQs

  • What is the yearly average salary for Orthopedic Surgeons?

    • The yearly average salary for permanently employed Sports Medicine Doctors is $222,090.

  • What is the starting salary for a Locum Orthopedic Surgeon?

    • On average, Locum Tenens Orthopedic Surgeon starting rates can be as much as 42% higher than the national average hourly rate for Orthopedic Doctors depending on location and demand.

  • How much do Locum Orthopedic Surgeons earn per hour?

    • Locum Orthopedic Doctors can make upwards of $150 per hour, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.

  • What is the difference in average salary in 2022 for Locum Orthopedic Surgeons compared to 2020?

    • Barton Associates’ Locum Orthopedic Doctors earn about 42% more in 2022 than they did in 2020.

  • Where do Locum Tenens Orthopedic Surgeons make the highest average salary in the United States?

    • Barton’s Travel Orthopedic Doctors make the highest hourly rates in New York, where their rates can earn them up to 134% more than permanently employed Orthopedic Doctors.

Go Locum, Earn More


Find out how much more you could make as a locum orthopedic doctor using Barton’s Locum Tenens Salary Tool.

*Actual rates may vary based on experience, location, and other factors. Contact your recruiter for more information. Calculations based on Barton Associates data, and publicly available data from the following sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ziprecruiter.com.


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