4 things to know about general surgeon salaries

More general surgeons feel fairly compensated than they did five years ago, according to Medscape's 2019 general surgeon compensation report.

Four report details:

1. On average, general surgeons earn $362,000 a year.

2. Male general surgeons earn 20 percent more than women, who earn an average $315,000 annually.

3. Self employed general surgeons earn $386,000 while employed surgeons earn $348,000

4. Fifty-two percent of general surgeons reported they feel fairly compensated, up from 43 percent in Medscape's 2014 survey.

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