2014 pay: 5 insights into gastroenterologist compensation

Gastroenterologists earn $370,000 in annual compensation, according to the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2015. Here are five insights into GI physician pay.

•    Gastroenterology is the third highest earning specialty, behind orthopedics ($421,000) and cardiology ($376,000).
•    Gastroenterologist compensation was up 7 percent in 2014 when compared to the prior year.
•    Self-employed female gastroenterologists earn more than their male peers. Self-employed female GI physicians earn $434,000, while self-employed male GI physicians earn $419,000.
•    Employed male gastroenterologists earn $321,000, while employed female gastroenterologists earn $292,000.
•    Less than half of self-employed gastroenterologists (39 percent) are satisfied with their income. On the other hand, 52 percent of employed gastroenterologists feel fairly compensated.

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