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Colorectal Surgeon Salary

Colorectal Surgeons in the United States can expect to earn an average of $262K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Colorectal Surgeons who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Colorectal Surgeons. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$181,207 - $388,964
MEDIAN: $261,591

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$181,207 - $388,964  
$0.00 - $103,042  
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).
$190,556 - $442,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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Pay by Experience Level for Colorectal Surgeon

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $257K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $260K. For Colorectal Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $312K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $355K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Colorectal Surgeon Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 8%