5 insights into GI physician salary

If they could turn back time, most gastroenterologists who would choose to go into medicine again would also choose to go into gastroenterology again, according to Medscape's "Physician Compensation Report 2019."

Medscape surveyed 19,328 respondents across 30-plus specialties.

Five insights on GI specialists:

1. GIs make the seventh-highest salary compared to other specialties, earning $417,000 a year on average.

2. Although their annual compensation is above the $341,000 overall average for specialists, GIs are split on whether they feel fairly compensated.

3. Fifty-one percent said they feel fairly compensated, leaving 49 percent who are dissatisfied.

4. Of the 77 percent of GIs who would choose to go into medicine again, 93 percent would choose the same specialty.

5. About one-fifth of GIs are female. 

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