What is the average orthopedic surgeon salary range?

The average orthopedic surgeon salary is $406,000 per year. However, the range that an orthopedic surgeon's salary could fit into is very wide. At the bottom end of the scale, the lowest 10 percent of orthopedic surgeons make about $222,000 per year. On the top end of the scale, the top 10 percent of orthopedic surgeons make about $717,000 per year. An orthopedic surgeon can increase her earning capacity depending on if she is in charge of an orthopedic surgery department or if she just works for one. Many surgeons also get into consultant roles that can increase their salaries.