General Surgeon Salary (United States)

A General Surgeon earns an average salary of $234,470 per year. A skill in Bariatrics is associated with high pay for this job.
General Surgeon Salary (?
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$98,027 - $340,894
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $234,470
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General Surgeon Salary (?
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$14.54 - $130.89
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MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$98,027 - $340,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,209  
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $50,684  
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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$98,478 - $347,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 787
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $130.89  
   
Overtime
$9.80 - $193.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $43,209  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,020 - $50,684  
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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$98,478 - $347,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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

San Diego
up arrow 4%
Cleveland
0%
National Average
$240,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 6%
New York
up arrow 8%
Boston
up arrow 15%
Chicago
up arrow 16%
Houston
up arrow 16%
Portland
up arrow 27%
Seattle
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Experience Affects General Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$240,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect General Surgeon Salaries

Bariatrics
up arrow 21%
National Average
$240,000
Surgery
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 9%