General Surgeon Salary (United States)

A General Surgeon earns an average salary of $232,714 per year. A skill in Bariatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
General Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$99,100 - $337,234
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $232,714
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General Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$14.71 - $151.36
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$99,100 - $337,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,153  
Profit Sharing
$3,064 - $78,297  
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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$100,096 - $345,691  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 862
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $151.36  
   
Overtime
$19.75 - $180.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,064 - $78,297  
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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$100,096 - $345,691  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 862
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Job Description for General Surgeon

A general surgeon is a physician that specializes in performing medical surgeries. A general surgeon often does not have a specialty as to the type of surgery they perform; this is in contrast to specialists such as neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons, who perform a limited range of surgeries but typically have a much deeper knowledge of their particular area of specialty. Most surgeons begin their careers as a general surgeon before specializing further.
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General Surgeon Tasks
  • Educate patients and their families on surgery risks, benefits, and follow up needs.
  • Schedule, perform, and follow up with patient surgeries.
  • Diagnose and follow up with patients during clinic visits.
  • Record and protect all patient information.
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Pay by Experience Level for General Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
up arrow 4%
National Average
$239,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Houston
up arrow 6%
New York
up arrow 10%
Boston
up arrow 14%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
Miami
up arrow 21%
Seattle
up arrow 64%
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Experience Affects General Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$239,000

Skills That Affect General Surgeon Salaries

Bariatrics
up arrow 15%
National Average
$239,000
Laparoscopy
up arrow 8%
Surgery
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 148 votes.

Gender

Female
23%
female alumni
 
Male
77%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 10%
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