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Surgeon - Orthopedic Average Salary in Canada 2021

How much money does a Surgeon - Orthopedic make in Canada?


Average Yearly Salary
537,000 CAD
( 44,700 CAD monthly)

LOW
252,000
CAD
AVERAGE
537,000
CAD
HIGH
848,000
CAD

A person working as a Surgeon - Orthopedic in Canada typically earns around 537,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 252,000 CAD (lowest) to 848,000 CAD (highest).

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

Surgeon - Orthopedic Salary Distribution in Canada

Median and salary distribution yearly Canada Surgeon - Orthopedic
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Surgeon - Orthopedic salaries in Canada range from 252,000 CAD per year (minimum salary) to 848,000 CAD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 569,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Surgeon - Orthopedic(s) are earning less than 569,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 569,000 CAD. 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 - Orthopedic(s) are earning less than 369,000 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 369,000 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Surgeon - Orthopedic(s) are earning less than 751,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 751,000 CAD.


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 - Orthopedic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience yearly Canada Surgeon - Orthopedic
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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 - Orthopedic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Surgeon - Orthopedic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 291,000 CAD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 401,000 CAD per year, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 571,000 CAD per year, 42% 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 - Orthopedic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 696,000 CAD per year, 22% 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 735,000 CAD per year, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 800,000 CAD per year, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Surgeon - Orthopedic average salary change by experience in Canada

0 - 2 Years
291,000 CAD
2 - 5 Years+38%
401,000 CAD
5 - 10 Years+42%
571,000 CAD
10 - 15 Years+22%
696,000 CAD
15 - 20 Years+6%
735,000 CAD
20+ Years+9%
800,000 CAD
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 - Orthopedic Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Canada Surgeon - Orthopedic
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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 - Orthopedic employees in Canada earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
550,000 CAD
Female-5%
524,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

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Surgeon - Orthopedic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

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

Surgeon - Orthopedic

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

Canada / 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 Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada 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 - Orthopedic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada Surgeon - Orthopedic
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A Surgeon - Orthopedic 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.

7% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 93% 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
93%
No Bonus
7%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 - Orthopedic Average Hourly Wage in Canada


260 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 260 CAD. This means that the average Surgeon - Orthopedic in Canada earns approximately 260 CAD 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 - Orthopedic VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Surgeon - Orthopedic and Health and Medical yearly Canada
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The average salary for Surgeon - Orthopedic is 56% 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 Surgery522,000 CAD-3%
Oral Surgeon362,000 CAD-33%
Perioperative Aide120,000 CAD-78%
Surgeon387,000 CAD-28%
Surgeon - Burn349,000 CAD-35%
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic499,000 CAD-7%
Surgeon - Heart Transplant565,000 CAD+5%
Surgeon - Neurology458,000 CAD-15%
Surgeon - Orthopedic537,000 CAD+0%
Surgeon - Pediatric403,000 CAD-25%
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive487,000 CAD-9%
Surgeon - Trauma404,000 CAD-25%
Surgical Assistant130,000 CAD-76%
Surgical Instrument Techncian113,000 CAD-79%
Surgical Technologist129,000 CAD-76%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton513,000 CAD
Calgary565,000 CAD
Edmonton557,000 CAD
Gatineau494,000 CAD
Halifax511,000 CAD
Hamilton522,000 CAD
Kitchener539,000 CAD
Markham492,000 CAD
Mississauga541,000 CAD
Montreal589,000 CAD
Ottawa549,000 CAD
Quebec548,000 CAD
Regina461,000 CAD
Richmond486,000 CAD
Saskatoon469,000 CAD
Surrey541,000 CAD
Toronto579,000 CAD
Vancouver593,000 CAD
Vaughan479,000 CAD
Windsor471,000 CAD
Winnipeg520,000 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta593,000 CAD
British Columbia550,000 CAD
Manitoba523,000 CAD
New Brunswick514,000 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador500,000 CAD
Northwest Territories552,000 CAD
Nova Scotia516,000 CAD
Nunavut567,000 CAD
Ontario606,000 CAD
Prince Edward Island465,000 CAD
Quebec588,000 CAD
Saskatchewan511,000 CAD
Yukon467,000 CAD

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 Canada earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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