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General Surgeon Salary
in California, United States

$431,920 (USD)

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Last updated: June 15, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a General Surgeon is $431,920 a year and $208 an hour in California, United States. The average salary range for a General Surgeon is between $281,217 and $596,268. 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 California, 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 California, 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 %



About California, United States

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Description: California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County...

General Surgeon Job Listings for California, United States

General Surgery - Dothan
Jun 13
Los Angeles, California, USA
Southeast Health
Hospital employed general surgery practice seeks additional ... surgeon to join them practicing a mix of "bread and butter" surgery, e.g., hernia repair ...
General Surgeon
May 30
Riverside, USA
Kaiser Permanente - Southern California
Primary Location: USA-California-Riverside About SCPMG The philosophy and beliefs of Southern California Permanente Medical Group are rooted in the founding principles of the Kaiser Permanente ...
General Surgery in California Job
Jun 12
Fortuna, California, USA
VISTA Staffing Solutions
VISTA's client needs vacation coverage starting in September. Location: California Duration: Vacation or holiday coverage Board requirement: Board certified Average patients per day: 6-12 Back-up: ...
General Surgery Physician
May 17
South Sacramento, USA
Kaiser Permanente - The Permanente Medical Group, Inc. -Northern California
General Surgery Physician opportunity at The Permanente Medical Group in South Sacramento, California. South Sacramento Improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve Every member of ...
May 13
Los Angeles, California, USA
Essentia Health
GENERAL SURGERY PHYSICIANPark Rapids, MinnesotaPRACTICE SPECIFICS3 General Surgeons including1 bariatric and 1 vein/wound careCall 1:3 weeknights and weekendsBusy, established practice includes ...
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