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Is California a good place for you to work as a Surgeon?

11.5% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Surgeons in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Surgeons in California is growing faster than average.

  • Surgeons in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Surgeons Work in California?

There were approximately 3,090 workers employed as Surgeons in this state in 2018.

There were 4,240 Surgeons employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,150 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 400 Surgeons working in it, which means California has more Surgeons than average.


Job Projections for California

Jobs for Surgeons in this state are growing at a rate of 11.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.


California Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 200 annual Surgeons job openings in California, and 5,800 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,900 annual jobs and 51,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Surgeons Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Surgeons ranged from $66,890 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.16 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $100 an hour in 2017.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top California Metros for Surgeons

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Surgeons.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,640 $188,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 410 $208,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 $208,000

Top States for Surgeons Employment

View the list below to see where most Surgeons work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,090 $208,000
Ohio 2,020 $208,000
Massachusetts 1,990 $208,000
New York 1,710 $208,000
Florida 1,390 $208,000
Michigan 1,320 $208,000
New Jersey 1,310 $208,000
Illinois 1,290 $208,000
Missouri 1,240 $208,000
Minnesota 1,050 $208,000
Virginia 870 $208,000
North Carolina 810 $208,000
Colorado 730 $208,000
Indiana 730 $208,000
Washington 620 $208,000
Alabama 560 $208,000
Connecticut 520 $208,000
Maryland 520 $208,000
Wisconsin 490 $208,000
Utah 490 $208,000

Below are the states where Surgeons get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alabama $208,000
Alaska $208,000
Arizona $208,000
Arkansas $208,000
California $208,000
Colorado $208,000
Connecticut $208,000
Delaware $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Florida $208,000

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