Colorectal Surgeon Salary

An average Colorectal Surgeon in the United States can expect to take home roughly $262K annually. For the most part, Colorectal Surgeons enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Colorectal Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$181,748 - $388,213

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$181,748 - $388,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $269,146  
Profit Sharing
$25,000 - $46,000  
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$187,470 - $454,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 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. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $257K. On average, Colorectal Surgeons make $330K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Colorectal Surgeon generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $355K.

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Experience Affects Colorectal Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$282,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 9%
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