How much does a Chief of Surgery make in the United States? The average Chief of Surgery salary in the United States is $514,519 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $333,843 and $661,489. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Chief of Surgery Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chief of Surgery Salary $228,935 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Chief of Surgery Salary $333,843 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Chief of Surgery Salary $514,519 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Chief of Surgery Salary $661,489 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Chief of Surgery Salary $795,297 US June 27, 2024
25% $333,843 10% $228,935 90% $795,297 75% $661,489 $514,519 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Chief of Surgery need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Internal Medicine: Diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

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Emergency Medicine: Emergency medicine is the medical speciality concerned with the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention.

Leadership 5.32%
Internal Medicine 5.96%
Emergency Medicine 2.71%
Others 86.01%
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Job Description for Chief of Surgery

Chief of Surgery directs the staff and programs of the surgical department. Works closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained. Being a Chief of Surgery requires a MD degree from an accredited school. Requires a valid state license to practice. Additionally, Chief of Surgery require extensive clinical experience. Typically reports to top management. The Chief of Surgery manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Chief of Surgery typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Chief of Surgery salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chief of Surgery, the highest Chief of Surgery salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chief of Surgery salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chief of Surgery salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chief of Surgery salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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