Colorectal Surgeon Salary

Colorectal Surgeons in the United States take home an average $262K annually. Most Colorectal Surgeons like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most Colorectal Surgeons survey respondents are men (74 percent). Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$182,843 - $386,653
(Median)
$180K
$260K
$390K
MEDIAN: $261,596
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$182,843 - $386,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $267,548  
Profit Sharing
$25,000 - $46,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$188,858 - $451,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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.


Colorectal Surgeons with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $261K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $261K. Colorectal Surgeons see a median salary of $330K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Colorectal Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience can earn $355K on average.

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Experience Affects Colorectal Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$281,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 9%
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