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Gastroenterologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Gastroenterologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($306K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. The vast majority (82 percent) of Gastroenterologists who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Gastroenterologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
$145,017 - $493,830
MEDIAN: $299,203

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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.
$145,017 - $493,830  
$0.00 - $98,633  
Profit Sharing
$14,740 - $58,326  
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).
$149,902 - $502,230  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Job Description for Gastroenterologist

  • 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.

Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $283K per year. Gastroenterologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $356K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $346K.

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Experience Affects Gastroenterologist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


18 %
82 %

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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 10%