Colorectal Surgeon Salary

Average Colorectal Surgeons in the United States make around $266K annually. Work is enjoyable for Colorectal Surgeons, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Colorectal Surgeons who answered the questionnnaire. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$191,470 - $387,870

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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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.

For many Colorectal Surgeons, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $256K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $258K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $337K. As Colorectal Surgeons reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $350K.

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Experience Affects Colorectal Surgeon Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


22 %
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 13%