Salaries for Gastroenterologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($297K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Gastroenterologists who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction for Gastroenterologists is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$154,265 - $496,085
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MEDIAN: $297,422
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$170K$340K$510K
Salary
$154,265 - $496,085  
   
Bonus
$7,660 - $97,871  
Profit Sharing
$72,500  
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).
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$153,691 - $503,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$152.60  
   
Overtime
$100.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$7,660 - $97,871  
   
Profit Sharing
$72,500  
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).
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$153,691 - $503,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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.

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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 $292K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $307K. Gastroenterologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $305K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $300K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Gastroenterologist Salaries

Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$299,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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