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Colorectal Surgeon Salary

Colorectal Surgeons in the United States take home approximately $262K annually on average. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. 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. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$177,125 - $386,653
MEDIAN: $261,582

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$177,125 - $386,653  
$0.00 - $265,583  
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).
$183,126 - $451,987  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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 Colorectal Surgeons, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $261K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Colorectal Surgeons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $320K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $355K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Colorectal Surgeon Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


24 %
76 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%