10 facts on gastroenterologists compensation, benefits and regional salary breakdown

Medscape released "Gastroenterologist Physician Compensation Report 2017."

Here are 10 facts and statistics relating to compensation, benefits and a regional salary breakdown:

1. Gastroenterologists make $391,000 on average including salary, bonuses and profit-sharing contributions.

2. Gastroenterologists, neurologists and gynecologists reported a 3 percent pay increase from 2016 to 2017.

3. Foreign-trained gastroenterologists make more ($409,000) than their U.S. counterparts ($384,000) on average.

4. Concerning gender by race/ethnicity breakdown:

Black/African American:

  • Men — 60 percent men
  • Women — 40 percent

Asian:

  • Men — 72 percent
  • Women — 28 percent

Hispanic:

  • Men — 76 percent
  • Women — 24 percent

White:

  • Men — 87 percent
  • Women — 13 percent

5. Concerning compensation by geographical area:

  • Northwest — $564,000
  • North Central — $477,000
  • Great Lakes — $436,000
  • Southeast — $401,000
  • West — $391,000
  • Northeast — $371,000
  • Southwest — $365,000
  • Mid-Atlantic — $362,000
  • South Central — $345,000

6. Self-employed gastroenterologists make more ($434,000) than employed gastroenterologists ($350,000).

7. Male gastroenterologists ($409,000) make more on average than female gastroenterologists ($308,000).

8. Gastroenterologists receive a wealth of benefits in their compensation packages. Seventy-five percent receive employee subsidized health insurance; 70 percent received employee subsidized professional liability coverage; 59 percent receive employee subsidized dental insurance; 58 percent have paid time off; and 51 percent have a retirement plan with an employer match.

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9. A large majority of gastroenterologists work full time. Ninety-four percent of male and 89 percent of female gastroenterologists work full time, while 6 percent of male and 11 percent of female gastroenterologists work part-time.

10. Fifty-one percent of gastroenterologists feel they're fairly compensated.

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