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Chief of Surgery Average Salary in Brazil 2022

How much money does a Chief of Surgery make in Brazil?

Average Monthly Salary
37,500 BRL
( 450,000 BRL yearly)


A person working as a Chief of Surgery in Brazil typically earns around 37,500 BRL per month. Salaries range from 19,500 BRL (lowest) to 57,400 BRL (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chief of Surgery salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Chief of Surgery Salary Distribution in Brazil

Median and salary distribution monthly Brazil Chief of Surgery
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Chief of Surgery salaries in Brazil range from 19,500 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 57,400 BRL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 36,000 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Chief of Surgery(s) are earning less than 36,000 BRL while the other half are earning more than 36,000 BRL. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Chief of Surgery(s) are earning less than 25,000 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 25,000 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Chief of Surgery(s) are earning less than 44,900 BRL while 25% are earning more than 44,900 BRL.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Chief of Surgery Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Brazil Chief of Surgery
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Chief of Surgery salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Chief of Surgery with less than two years of experience makes approximately 22,200 BRL per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 29,800 BRL per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 38,700 BRL per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Chief of Surgery(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 46,800 BRL per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 51,200 BRL per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 53,800 BRL per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Chief of Surgery average salary change by experience in Brazil

0 - 2 Years
22,200 BRL
2 - 5 Years+34%
29,800 BRL
5 - 10 Years+30%
38,700 BRL
10 - 15 Years+21%
46,800 BRL
15 - 20 Years+9%
51,200 BRL
20+ Years+5%
53,800 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Chief of Surgery Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Chief of Surgery employees in Brazil earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

39,600 BRL
36,100 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brazil for all Careers

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Chief of Surgery Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brazil

How much are annual salary increments in Brazil for Chief of Surgery(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Chief of Surgery

Chief of Surgery(s) in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 15% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Brazil / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Brazil is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Brazil for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Chief of Surgery Bonus and Incentive Rates in Brazil

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Brazil Chief of Surgery
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A Chief of Surgery is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

14% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 86% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Chief of Surgery Average Hourly Wage in Brazil

220 BRL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil is 220 BRL. This means that the average Chief of Surgery in Brazil earns approximately 220 BRL for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Chief of Surgery VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Chief of Surgery and Health and Medical monthly Brazil
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The average salary for Chief of Surgery is 53% more than that of Surgery. Also, Surgery salaries are 92% more than those of Health and Medical.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Chief of Surgery37,500 BRL-0%
Oral Surgeon26,800 BRL-29%
Perioperative Aide8,340 BRL-78%
Surgeon27,600 BRL-26%
Surgeon - Burn24,700 BRL-34%
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic35,000 BRL-7%
Surgeon - Heart Transplant39,400 BRL+5%
Surgeon - Neurology34,900 BRL-7%
Surgeon - Orthopedic36,800 BRL-2%
Surgeon - Pediatric30,300 BRL-19%
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive36,300 BRL-3%
Surgeon - Trauma27,000 BRL-28%
Surgical Assistant9,280 BRL-75%
Surgical Instrument Techncian8,030 BRL-79%
Surgical Technologist9,460 BRL-75%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju34,800 BRL
Belem39,800 BRL
Belo Horizonte41,200 BRL
Brasilia44,000 BRL
Campinas39,100 BRL
Cuiaba35,300 BRL
Curitiba41,600 BRL
Fortaleza39,600 BRL
Goiania39,000 BRL
Joao Pessoa36,500 BRL
Londrina33,600 BRL
Macapa35,500 BRL
Maceio38,500 BRL
Manaus40,000 BRL
Maringa35,200 BRL
Natal35,300 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro32,300 BRL
Porto Alegre38,400 BRL
Recife38,600 BRL
Rio de Janeiro43,200 BRL
Salvador41,000 BRL
Santos32,800 BRL
Sao Luis39,400 BRL
Sao Paulo44,100 BRL
Teresina37,300 BRL
Vale do Aco35,500 BRL
Vitoria32,500 BRL

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,330 BRL
Public Sector+6%
8,850 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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