Gastroenterologist Salary

Average pay for a Gastroenterologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $298K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Gastroenterologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance.

$150,712 - $487,253
MEDIAN: $297,590

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$150,712 - $487,253  
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$150,639 - $493,749  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Job Description for Gastroenterologist

Gastroenterologists are responsible for attending to medical tasks and providing support to patients for their organizations, as well as conducting assessments, ordering tests for medical laboratories, and analyzing operation-risks. Strong communication skills and proficiency with medical terminology are important in this position to relay information, and they work primarily in medical environments with physicians, nurses, and other staff to provide the highest-quality care to patients.


Gastroenterologist Tasks

  • Use video cameras, sensors, and other medical equipment to obtain information for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Document patient interactions, diagnoses, treatments, symptoms, and test results.
  • Meet with patients to collect symptoms, order tests, evaluate treatments, and diagnose problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Gastroenterologist

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

The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $293K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $311K. Gastroenterologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $303K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $300K on average.

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Experience Affects Gastroenterologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


21 %
79 %

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: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 14%