Gastroenterologist Salary

Salaries for Gastroenterologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($298K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Gastroenterologists. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage.

$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

  • 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $293K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $311K. For Gastroenterologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $303K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $300K.

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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%