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Surgeons in Virginia

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

18.0% Jobs Projection
$208,000 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Surgeons Work in Virginia?

870 people worked as Surgeons in 2018 in this state.

There were 950 Surgeons employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Surgeons in this state are growing at a rate of 18.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 50 annual Surgeons job openings in Virginia, and 1,180 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Surgeons ranged from $65,780 to $208,000 with $208,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.63 to $100. The median hourly rate was $100.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $100 an hour.

Wages between 2017 and 2018 did not increase or decrease.

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


Top Virginia Metros for Surgeons

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 770 $208,000
Roanoke, VA 230 $208,000
Richmond, VA 200 $208,000
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 90 $208,000
Winchester, VA-WV 50 $208,000

Top States for Surgeons Employment

The table below shows the states 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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