The average salary for an Entry-Level General Surgeon is $244,609.
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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. A surgeon generally spend most of the…Read more
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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