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General Surgeon Salary

$380,748 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a General Surgeon is $380,748 a year and $183 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a General Surgeon is between $247,899 and $525,624. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a General Surgeon. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Specializes in performing surgery to correct deformities, repair injuries, prevent diseases, and improve function in patients.
  • Examines patient, determines if surgery is necessary, estimates possible risks to patient, and decides the best operational procedure.
General Surgeon Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Surgeons

Job family population: 38,600

Estimated population of General Surgeon jobs: 6,118

Rate of error: 3.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City. Forty...

General Surgeon Job Listings for United States

General Surgeon
Jun 24
Crystal River, FL, USA
Precise Medical Staffing California
General Surgery Position - West Coast Florida Crystal River, FL Medical Center north of Tampa is assisting a Single Specialty Group seeking a General Surgeon to join an existing practice - Income ...
General Surgery Opportunity in Washington State
Jun 25
Arlington, USA
Skagit Regional Health
... surgeon to join their well-established practice in Arlington, Washington. * Join 2 physicians ... Skagit Regional Health - Arlington General Surgery has an opening for an additional surgeon
General, General Surgeon Needed in Missouri - NEW, State-of-the Art Facility
Jun 13
Poplar Bluff, MO, USA
General Surgery Position Available in Southern Missouri! Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, a new, state-of-the-art 250-bed (all private) facility is currently seeking a BC/BE General Surgeon.
General Surgeon
Jun 12
Huntsville, AL, USA
Barton Associates
A hospital in Alabama is looking for a general surgeon who can provide locum tenens coverage for twenty days beginning in early July. On the job, the locum can expect to perform 1-2 surgeries per day ...
General, General Surgeon needed in Stephenville, Texas
Jun 12
Stephenville, TX, USA
Texas Health Resources
Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic was established in 1929 and is a multispecialty physician ... General Surgery residency completion required from an accredited ACGME program * Board certified or ...
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