Vascular Surgeon Salary Guide and Career Outlook

Vascular surgeons in the United States enjoy a mean salary of $349,000. The figure amounts to C$342,423 ($276,119 USD) in Canada, £87,338 ($118,490 USD) in the United Kingdom, and AU$473,003 ($372,350 USD) in Australia.

On a mean basis, pay for vascular surgeons run NZD$397,197 ($281,681 USD) in New Zealand, INR20,92,859 (INR2,092,859 in Western form) ($33,035 USD) in India, and R2,079,560 ($168,743 USD) in South Africa.

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How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make per Year by State?

Vascular Surgeon Salary US Canada UK Australia New Zealand India South Africa
Hourly Pay $167.79 C$165 £41.99 AU$227 NZD$191 INR1,006 R1,000
Annual Pay $201,000 C$254,055 £134,452 AU$350,910 NZD$294,665 INR23,42,000 R1,541,985

Vascular Surgeon Salary Influencing Factors

As medical specialists, vascular surgeons normally rank high in pay among professionals in most countries. Pay for these practitioners turn on the city or region in which they work, their experience and whether they participate with private sector or public sector health providers.

1. Location

In Toronto, a vascular surgeon can garner, on average, C$369,474, while the mean for these specialists is C$362,050 in Vancouver. Pay for vascular surgeons in Perth, Australia, falls below the national mean, at AU$456,243. In Sydney, the mean climbs to AU$503,262, more than AU$30,000 above the Australian mean.

For vascular surgeons in New Delhi, pay rises to INR21,76,571, compared with the national average of INR20,92,859 in India. Earnings for those in Agra slip slightly below the national mean, at INR20,30,071.

SalaryExpert reports a mean of R2,772,075 for vascular surgeons in Johannesburg, South Africa. In Durban, vascular surgeons are paid below the South African mean, at R1,803,025.

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in the US?

Vascular Surgeon Salary US Per Year Per Hour
Minimum $225,107 $108.22
Maximum $482,909 $232.17
Bonus $9,854 to $196,272 $4.74 to $94.36
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay $242,326 to $497,709

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in Canada?

Vascular Surgeon Salary Canada Per Year Per Hour
Minimum C$224,340 C$107.86
Maximum C$466,796 C$224.42
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay C$224,340 to C$466,796

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in the UK?

Vascular Surgeon Salary UK Per Year Per Hour
Minimum £44,000 £21.15
Maximum £137,000 £65.87
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay £44,000 to £137,000

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in Australia?

Vascular Surgeon Salary Australia Per Year Per Hour
Minimum AU$310,993 AU$149.52
Maximum AU$645,850 AU$310.50
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay AU$310,993 to AU$645,850

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in New Zealand?

Vascular Surgeon Salary New Zealand Per Year Per Hour
Minimum NZD$260,442 NZD$125.21
Maximum NZD$541,913 NZD$260.54
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay NZD$260,442 to NZD$541,913

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in India?

Vascular Surgeon Salary India Per Year Per Hour
Minimum INR13,92,859 INR669.65
Maximum INR28,97,020 INR1,392.80
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay INR14,92,859 to INR28,97,020

How Much Does a Vascular Surgeon Make in South Africa?

Vascular Surgeon Salary South Africa Per Year Per Hour
Minimum R1,374,159 R660.65
Maximum R2,859,276 R1,374.65
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay R1,374,159 to R2,859,276

2. Experience

Entry-level vascular surgeons in the United States have a mean pay of $326,000. The mean rises to $353,000 for vascular surgeons who attain five to ten years of practice. Upon achieving ten to 20 years experience, salaries run on average $357,000. Vascular surgeons make on a mean basis $380,000 after spending more than 20 years in the specialty.

According to SalaryExpert, the mean for vascular surgeons with one to three years in practice sits at C$224,340. Those accumulating eight years or more experience reach mean earnings of C$466,796. Vascular surgeons in Australia obtain an average pay of AU$310,393 with up to three years of experience and AU$645,850 as senior-level specialists.

In New Zealand, the entry-level mean is NZD$260,442 and the senior-level average pay stands at NZD$541,913. SalaryExpert reports a mean of INR13,92,299 for vascular surgeons in India with one to three years of practice and a mean of INR28,97,020 for those in India achieving eight or more years of experience. The earnings for entry-level vascular surgeons in South Africa registers at R1,374,159, while eight or more years of experience results in a mean pay of R2,859,276.

3. Industry

Vascular surgery stands as one of the highest-paying professions and medical specialties. As reported by the Sydney Herald, vascular surgeons were the ninth highest-paid male professionals, as a group, in Australia at AU$417,524. With a mean pay of AU$271,529, vascular surgeons ranked fifth among female workers in the country.

Within vascular surgery lie practitioners who are self-employed, participate in practice groups and work for health systems and hospitals. In the United Kingdom and New Zealand, vascular surgeons work for or under the auspices of government boards. Salaries in these settings usually run lower than those who practice in the private sector.

According to Indeed, the mean salary for vascular surgeons in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service stands at £79,607. The national mean as reported by Indeed rises above the National Health Service average, at £87,338.

Schedule & Working Hours

Vascular surgeons work full-time, often in excess of 40 hours per week. A survey of members of the Society for Vascular Surgery published in December 2012 found that vascular surgeons in private practices were more likely to log more than 40 hours per week than their counterparts in full-time, salaried employment.

The schedules for vascular surgeons typically include early mornings, evenings or weekends for surgeries, especially in urgent or emergency situations. Weekday and daytime hours may also include surgeries and office time to consult with patients. Vascular surgeons should expect time spent on-call.

Bonuses & Benefits

Benefits for vascular surgeons may vary by health system or group practice. Typically, though, vascular surgeons can expect health and malpractice insurance, retirement and signing bonuses. Certain employers may assist vascular surgeons in relocation and repaying student loans.

For vascular surgeons in the United States, medical coverage rates stand at 91 percent. Nearly 68 percent of these specialists have dental coverage, while just more than half enjoy vision benefits.

Career Outlook

Based on a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report in December 2016, the United States could experience a shortfall of vascular surgeons by 2025. By that time, the country should have a projected 3,410 full-time equivalent specialists available to fill a demand of 3,930 slots. The Northeastern United States may experience a slight surplus, but deficits are predicted in the Midwest, South and West.

According to the National Health Service, 154 consultant vascular surgeons served England. A study based upon a “Vascular Surgery United Kingdom Workforce Survey 2014” states that the United Kingdom had one consultant vascular surgeon for every 137,000 citizens. According to the report, roughly one out of three vascular surgeons in the United Kingdom were projected to retire within ten years. The retirements, combined with increased prevalence of conditions requiring vascular surgery and an aging population, could create a greater demand for vascular surgeons.

In New Zealand, an aging populations could spell greater demands for vascular surgeons to treat those older age groups. According to a New Zealand Worforce study, the county would need at least 19 vascular surgeons for the ratio of vascular surgeons to the age 65 and over group population in 2026 to remain the same as in 2012. Overall, 14 are needed 2026 to maintain the 2012 vascular surgeon to the New Zealand population ratio.

Job Bank Australia states that the surgeons occupation, which includes vascular surgeons, should rise from 7,200 in 2015 to 9,000 in 2020. Australia could have 5,000 openings for surgeons by 2020.

Demand for surgical services do not always mean strong employment prospects. A report published by the Ontario Medical Students Association rates prospects for employment of vascular surgeons as “good.” However, according to an article in the University of Toronto Medical Journal, surgeons in Canada may face challenges to employment.

Strapped for funding, hospitals may reduce spending for surgeries and, thus, employment of surgeons. The report also states that one in three unemployed specialists found lack of access to job postings as a challenge to finding a job. Half of the unemployed specialists did not receive career counseling. This may lead to surgical residents in Canada, such as vascular surgeons, pursuing fellowships.


Vascular surgeons across the board can enjoy high earnings, especially when compared to other occupations. Compensation packages may include retirement, health, hiring bonuses and help with moving and paying student debt. While shortages of vascular surgeons prevail in many places, those seeking employment must encounter challenges such as decreasing funding by hospitals for surgeries and the availability of surgical facilities.

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