Colorectal Surgeon Salary

The average Colorectal Surgeon in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $267K annually. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Colorectal Surgeons are male. Most Colorectal Surgeons report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$189,786 - $373,222
(Median)
$190K
$270K
$370K
MEDIAN: $266,818
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Salary
$189,786 - $373,222  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $67,871  
Profit Sharing
$25,000  
Total Pay (?
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$192,332 - $382,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Colorectal Surgeon

Colorectal surgeons specialize in the treatment of the lower digestive tract. In medical school, this is the surgeon’s area of focused study for both education and advanced training, and to become a colorectal surgeon, one must have comprehensive knowledge about this area of the body, general surgical procedures, and diagnosis and treatment for the anus, rectum, and colon.

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Pay by Experience Level for Colorectal Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $259K. For Colorectal Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $302K. Colorectal Surgeons who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $333K.

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Experience Affects Colorectal Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$273,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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