December 2000 Bulletin

1999 cash receipts per orthopaedic surgeon

Number of orthopaedists in practice

Median

Respondents

Standard
deviation

1

$737,500

44

$56,639

2-3

$734,096

122

$61,563

4-5

$722,923

122

$54,255

6-10

$785,311

165

$41,560

More than 10

$859,741

88

$38,291

Total

$774,504

541

$23,758

W2 wages per orthopaedic surgeon

Number of orthopaedists in practice

Median

Respondents

Standard
deviation

1

$252,000

39

$19,696

2-3

$291,367

95

$12,752

4-5

$278,500

101

$11,370

6-10

$329,036

136

$11,449

More than 10

$377,133

78

$15,153

Total

$312,000

449

$6,061

Source: 2000 Practice Profile, Compensation, and Benefits Survey, BONES Society

The median cash receipts per orthopaedic surgeon were $774,504 in 1999, according to a survey of orthopaedic practices that are members of the BONES Society, Inc. the national organization of orthopaedic practice administrators.

The median W2 wages per orthopaedic surgeon was $312,000. The survey found that orthopaedic W2 wages as a median percentage of 1999 cash receipts by practice setting was 45.1 percent for a private practice; 39.7 percent, university affiliated; and 60.9 percent, hospital based/owned.

A survey reporting the 1998 net income of orthopaedic surgeons was conducted by the AAOS department of research and scientific affairs and published in the August 2000 issue of the Bulletin. The Bulletin article is in the "Library" section of the AAOS home page www.aaos.org.


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