Average Entry-Level General Surgeon Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level General Surgeon is $244,609.
MEDIAN $244,609
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$100k - $349k
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$99k - $355k

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Job Description for General Surgeon

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.

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Popular Skills for General Surgeon

Skills in General Surgery, Bariatrics, Robotics and Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for General Surgeon

An early career General Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $254,946 based on 366 salaries. A mid-career General Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $260,490 based on 235 salaries. An experienced General Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $294,719 based on 229 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $287,602.

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