What is the salary of a cardiac surgeon

€ 84.200

€ 6.010

Surgeon - average salary in Austria

The average salary for surgeons (specialists in surgery) is € 84,200 gross per year (approx. € 6,010 gross per month), € 3,906 (+ 186%) higher than the average monthly salary in Austria.
As a surgeon, you earn between a minimum of € 42,700 gross per year and a maximum of over € 300,000 gross per year.

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Surgery Specialist Salary - Distribution

Career starters who have completed training in a surgical specialty must expect lower salaries, while, for example, experienced specialists in plastic and aesthetic surgery, cardiac surgery or the medical management of a surgical department can earn much better.

Surgeon - Salary Differences

Chief surgeon€ 152K / year


Cardiac surgeon€ 94K / year


Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery€ 92K / year


Assistant doctor (special surgical subjects)€ 43K / year


How much does a surgeon earn in Austria? Salaries based on work experience

The average starting salary as an assistant doctor in the field of surgery (general surgery, cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, trauma surgery, neurosurgery, pediatric and adolescent surgery ...) is around € 43,000 gross per year. With 4-9 years of experience, the gross wage for surgeons increases to around € 83,000, while a surgeon with more than 10 years of professional experience can expect earnings of around € 100,000. The average salary for surgeons at the top of their careers with over 20 years of professional experience is over € 120,000.

Salary development: How do age and professional experience affect the salary for surgeons?

at the end of the career▲ +43%
Senior▲ +19%
Average salary€ 84,200 / year
in the middle of the career▼ -1%
Career starters▼ -49%

Proportion of women and men in work

Salary sources: The calculation is based on salary information in job advertisements for surgeons that have been published on Jobted in the last 12 months, as well as other publicly accessible sources (including collective agreements, minimum wage tariff, AMS salary compass).

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