Burn Surgeon Salary in USA

Burn injuries are second only to motor vehicles as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.  Of the approximately 2.4 million reported burn injuries per year in the United States, ~650,000 are treated by medical professionals, and ~75,000 burn victims are hospitalized. Of those hospitalized, 20,000 have major burns involving at least 25% of total body surface.

Here are some representative, annual averages of mid-career, median burn surgeon salary in USA:

Average Salary
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Seattle, WA
Houston, TX
Miami, FL

National Average Burn Surgeon Salary in USA: $265,000/-

These are averages of all settings (academic, private, public) - private settings will have higher pays and those with partnership options even more.

Inspite of relatively high salary burn surgery in USA nowadays facing a lack of good trained physicians due to different causes. Lifestyle of burn surgeon in USA is far from being attractive - due to "messy" surgeries, long work hours and patients from lower socioeconomic classes.

How to Become a Burn Surgeon in the USA ?

To be a Burn surgery specialist, a candidate must complete a one or two-year fellowship in Burn Surgery. Now, To be eligible for a Burn Surgery Fellowship, most fellowship programs would like to see income candidates to have first completed residency training in either a 5-year General Surgery or Plastic Surgery residency. But many programs also accept applications from those who have completed 3 years of residency training in General Surgery.

1 comment:

  1. my aunty got burn in the elbow area before 2 months , nearly whole the injury healed but nowadays she complains about some vesicles (blisters ) around the injury that disappear every other day leaving ulcers.. so am confused that the problem is from the skin it self or hematological disease.. please if you have some useful idea, i'll appreciate it


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