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Gastroenterologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Gastroenterologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($298K) per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Gastroenterologists who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$149,479 - $485,400
MEDIAN: $298,397

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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.
$149,479 - $485,400  
$0.00 - $80,537  
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).
$151,788 - $493,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 209

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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.

Annually raking in $294K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $339K. For some reason, Gastroenterologists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $325K.

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Experience Affects Gastroenterologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


20 %
80 %

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: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 13%