Gastroenterologist Salary

Gastroenterologists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $298K) surpassing six figures annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Gastroenterologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Gastroenterologists are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$151,344 - $487,613
MEDIAN: $297,826

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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.
$151,344 - $487,613  
$0.00 - $80,537  
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$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).
$153,274 - $494,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 220
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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.

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $293K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $305K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $310K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $304K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Gastroenterologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


19 %
81 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%