10 Facts & Figures on General Surgeon Compensation

Here are 10 facts and figures about general surgeon compensation according to the Medscape General Surgeon Compensation Report 2014.

1. General surgeons made $295,000 on average in 2013.

2. General surgeon compensation was up 6 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012.

3. Male general surgeons earn $307,000 on average, which is $60,000 more than the average female general surgeon.

4. 43 percent of male and 43 percent of female general surgeons are satisfied with their income.

5. The highest compensating region of the country for general surgeons is the North Central region, at $325,000.

6. The lowest compensating region of the country is the South Central, at $280,000.

7. Employed general surgeons make $295,000 on average, which is only $1,000 less than self-employed general surgeons.

8. General surgeons in an office-based multispecialty group practice make $35,000 on average, which is $19,000 more than general surgeons in office-based single-specialty group practices.

9. General surgeons in a hospital setting receive $287,000 annually.

10. 26 percent of general surgeons currently participate in accountable care organizations and another 11 percent plan to join this year.

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