Average General Surgeon Salary

$278,961
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$20,347
Bonus
$40,000
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The average salary for a General Surgeon is $278,961.
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$119k
MEDIAN
$279k
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$396k
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$119k - $396k
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$1k - $76k
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$8k - $338k
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$109k - $408k
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What Do General Surgeons Do?

General Surgeon Tasks
  • Diagnose and follow up with patients during clinic visits.
  • Record and protect all patient information.
  • Educate patients and their families on surgery risks, benefits, and follow up needs.
  • Schedule, perform, and follow up with patient surgeries.

Job Satisfaction for General Surgeon

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What Are Popular Skills for General Surgeons?

Skills in General Surgery, Surgery, Emergency/Trauma and Bariatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medicine / Surgery.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for General Surgeons?

An entry-level General Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $251,635 based on 66 salaries. An early career General Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $260,178 based on 294 salaries. A mid-career General Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $270,432 based on 190 salaries. An experienced General Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $299,618 based on 187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $293,206.
Employees with General Surgeon in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 6.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (14.3% less), New York, New York (12.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (8.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 915 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.2%
Early Career
32.1%
Mid Career
20.8%
Experienced
20.4%
Late Career
19.5%