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Surgeon Average Salary in Brazil 2021

How much money does a Surgeon make in Brazil?

Average Monthly Salary
27,600 BRL
( 331,000 BRL yearly)


A person working as a Surgeon in Brazil typically earns around 27,600 BRL per month. Salaries range from 13,500 BRL (lowest) to 43,100 BRL (highest).

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

Surgeon Salary Distribution in Brazil

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Surgeon salaries in Brazil range from 13,500 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 43,100 BRL per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,200 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Surgeon(s) are earning less than 28,200 BRL while the other half are earning more than 28,200 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 Surgeon(s) are earning less than 18,800 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 18,800 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of Surgeon(s) are earning less than 36,300 BRL while 25% are earning more than 36,300 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

Surgeon Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Brazil Surgeon
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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 Surgeon salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Surgeon with less than two years of experience makes approximately 16,000 BRL per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 20,600 BRL per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 28,500 BRL per month, 38% 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, Surgeon(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 35,300 BRL per month, 24% 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 37,800 BRL per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 40,300 BRL per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Surgeon average salary change by experience in Brazil

0 - 2 Years
16,000 BRL
2 - 5 Years+29%
20,600 BRL
5 - 10 Years+38%
28,500 BRL
10 - 15 Years+24%
35,300 BRL
15 - 20 Years+7%
37,800 BRL
20+ Years+7%
40,300 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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Surgeon 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 Surgeon employees in Brazil earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

28,700 BRL
26,100 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brazil for all Careers

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Surgeon Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brazil

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


Surgeon(s) in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Brazil Surgeon
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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 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Brazil for the year 2020. 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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Surgeon Bonus and Incentive Rates in Brazil

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Brazil Surgeon
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A Surgeon 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 5% to 9% 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.

Surgeon Average Hourly Wage in Brazil

160 BRL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil is 160 BRL. This means that the average Surgeon in Brazil earns approximately 160 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.

Surgeon VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Surgeon and Health and Medical monthly Brazil
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The average salary for Surgeon is 12% 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+36%
Oral Surgeon26,800 BRL-3%
Perioperative Aide8,340 BRL-70%
Surgeon27,600 BRL-0%
Surgeon - Burn24,700 BRL-11%
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic35,000 BRL+27%
Surgeon - Heart Transplant39,400 BRL+43%
Surgeon - Neurology34,900 BRL+26%
Surgeon - Orthopedic36,800 BRL+33%
Surgeon - Pediatric30,300 BRL+10%
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive36,300 BRL+31%
Surgeon - Trauma27,000 BRL-2%
Surgical Assistant9,280 BRL-66%
Surgical Instrument Techncian8,030 BRL-71%
Surgical Technologist9,460 BRL-66%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju27,000 BRL
Belem27,600 BRL
Belo Horizonte28,300 BRL
Brasilia30,500 BRL
Campinas27,100 BRL
Cuiaba24,700 BRL
Curitiba28,800 BRL
Fortaleza30,200 BRL
Goiania27,000 BRL
Joao Pessoa25,500 BRL
Londrina26,100 BRL
Macapa25,000 BRL
Maceio26,900 BRL
Manaus27,800 BRL
Maringa24,700 BRL
Natal27,200 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro22,600 BRL
Porto Alegre26,400 BRL
Recife29,400 BRL
Rio de Janeiro29,700 BRL
Salvador31,200 BRL
Santos25,300 BRL
Sao Luis27,500 BRL
Sao Paulo30,300 BRL
Teresina26,100 BRL
Vale do Aco25,000 BRL
Vitoria25,000 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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