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How much do surgeons make a year?

I'm a junior in high school. I live in New York and I want to become a cardiologist surgeon . surgeon medicine

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Estelle’s Answer

Just like any profession, the more hours that you put in, the higher your salary. In addition, some underserved areas provide salary incentives if you are willing to move. Finally, as Will mentioned, the type of surgical field really influences how much money you make.
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Richard’s Answer

Depends on the location and specialty; pay ranges between $280,000 and $540,000 per year.
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Will’s Answer

Like Richard said, there is huge variability in surgery salaries. There are a lot of types of surgeons (e.g. general surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons). Then, there are two major settings in which surgeons can practice: academic hospitals, usually affiliated with a major university, and community hospitals. Academic surgeons on average make significantly less than surgeons in community hospitals, but they get to research, publish, teach, and mentor. According to the AAMC, the average starting salary for a thoracic surgeon in academic medicine is $465,000. Keep in mind there is so much context in these numbers, however. Furthermore, you have to go through 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 5-7 years of residency, and often 2-3 years fellowship just to be a fully trained surgeon.
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