A General Surgeon earns an average salary of $228,830 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Bariatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
General Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$96,278 - $340,849
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $228,829
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General Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$15.05 - $137.87
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MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$96,278 - $340,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,241  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $77,869  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
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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$92,417 - $351,564  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 980
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $137.87  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $180.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,241  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $77,869  
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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$92,417 - $351,564  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 980
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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 5%
Los Angeles
up arrow 3%
National Average
$237,000
Houston
up arrow 5%
New York
up arrow 12%
Boston
up arrow 13%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
Miami
up arrow 20%
Seattle
up arrow 64%
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Experience Affects General Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$237,000

Skills That Affect General Surgeon Salaries

Bariatrics
up arrow 23%
National Average
$237,000
Laparoscopy
up arrow 7%
Surgery
up arrow 9%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 153 votes.
Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 10%
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