Salary for
Chief of Surgery in the United States

How much does a Chief of Surgery earn in the United States? The average Chief of Surgery salary in the United States is $451,047 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $292,610 and $579,901. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Directs the staff and programs of the surgical department. Works closely with hospital staff, department directors, and physicians to ensure that the highest standards of quality and service are maintained. Requires a degree in medicine from an accredited school and is licensed to practice. May require at least 15 years of clinical experience. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.

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