Gastroenterologist Salary


Gastroenterologists employed in the United States generally earn annual salaries in the range from $101,367 to $467,970 including bonuses according to the salary information provided by Payscale.

Based on the salary data provided by Salary.com, 10% of gastroenterologists earn $235,341 a year or less, while the 10% of the best paid gastroenterology physicians earn an annual pay of $461,052 or more.

Gastroenterology doctors were the fourth best ranked medical specialty in terms of annual income in Medscape’s 2013 Physician Compensation Report.

Physicians with a certification in gastroenterology from the American Board of Internal Medicine generally report salaries in the range from $183,126 to $403,365 a year according to Payscale’s salary data. Gastroenterologists with the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) are typically paid between $120,672 and $502,445 a year.

Average salary

The average yearly salary for gastroenterologists working in the United States is $293,755 according to Payscale, $291,378 according to Jobstat, $336,175 according to Salary.com, $398,800 a year according to the recruitment firm Profiles, and $342,000 a year according to the 2013 Gastroenterologist Compensation Report released by Medscape.

Jobstat records the highest annual salary for this occupation at $405,247 and the lowest at $150,973.

Medscape’s 2013 salary report reveals that men generally earn 13% more than women: men earn an average annual salary of $349,000, while women make $308,000 a year on average.

Gastroenterologist salaries also depend on geographical location, and can vary significantly from region to region. The highest salaries for this occupation are in the Northwest, where gastroenterology physicians earn $498,000 a year on average, followed by the Southwest, where the median yearly salary for the profession is $404,000. Gastroenterology doctors employed in the North Central region earn around $375,000 a year, those based in the South Central region make $356,000 a year on average, and professionals working in the Southeast receive an average annual income of $349,000 according to Medscape. Gastroenterologists employed in the Great Lakes region earn around $344,000 annually, those based in the West are paid $342,000 a year on average, and physicians working in the North East earn an average annual pay of $319,000. The lowest salaries for this occupation are in the Mid-Atlantic region, where gastroenterologists earn a median yearly salary of $311,000 according to Medscape’s salary survey.

Gastroenterology doctors’ salaries can also vary significantly depending on the work setting. Gastroenterologists employed by healthcare organizations have the highest salaries – around $434,000 a year – followed by those working in multispecialty group practices, who earn an average annual salary of $421,000. Physicians working in single-specialty group practices make $381,000 a year on average, those working in solo practices earn around $340,000 annually, and professionals employed at hospitals receive a median annual pay of $264,000. Gastroenterology specialists working in an academic setting are paid around $236,000 a year, and those working in other settings have a median yearly salary of $104,000 according to Medscape.

Gastroenterology physicians’ annual income also depends on these professionals’ work situation. Gastroenterologists who are partners in their organization earn an average yearly income of $407,000, and those who own solo practices make $347,000 a year on average. Gastroenterologists who work as independent contractors earn around $323,000 a year, and those who are employees at their organization are paid $290,000 a year on average according to Medscape’s salary report.

Starting salary

The median starting salary for gastroenterologists in their first year or the job is $272,000 a year according to the salary statistics provided by the recruitment agency Profiles.

Salary range

Medscape’s 2013 salary survey reveals that 8% of gastroenterologists earn $100,000 a year or less, while 4% of these professionals earn an annual salary of $750,000 or more. The highest percentage of gastroenterology specialists (16%) report earning an income in the range from $250,000 to $250,000 a year.

On the higher end of the scale, 2% of gastroenterologists earn between $700,000 and $750,000 a year, another 2% are paid between $650,000 and $700,000 annually, and 4% of gastroenterology physicians earn a yearly salary in the range from $600,000 to $650,000 a year. 7% of gastroenterology doctors are paid between $500,000 and $600,000 annually, 4% report earning between $450,000 and $500,000 a year, and 11% are paid between $400,000 and $450,000 annually. 11% of gastroenterologists make between $400,000 and $450,000 a year, 13% earn between $350,000 and $400,000 annually, and 9% of these professionals are paid an annual income in the range from $300,000 to $350,000 a year according to Medscape’s salary report.

On the lower end of the scale, 2% of gastroenterologists based in the United States earn salaries in the range from $100,000 to $150,000 annually, 8% are paid between $150,000 and $200,000 a year, and 11% earn an annual pay in the range from $200,000 to $250,000 a year according to Medscape’s salary figures.

Gastroenterologists employed by Kaiser Permanente typically earn salares in the range from $294,915 to $394,937 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

gastroenterology salaryThese professionals’ salaries vary considerably depending on work experience. Gastroenterology doctors with 1 to 4 years of experience typically make between $86,858 and $383,718 a year, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience are usually paid between $144,530 and $478,835 annually. Physicians with 10 to 19 years of experience under their belt generally report earning an annual pay in the range from $166,381 to $459,579, and those with 20 or more years of experience typically earn between $50,491 and $488,668 a year according to Payscale’s income statistics.

Women generally earn between $196,527 and $497,742 a year, and men are typically paid between $117,749 and $454,562 annually according to Payscale.

In terms of employer type, gastroenterology physicians working at hospitals typically report salaries in the range from $132,924 to $489,486 a year, and those employed by private practices and firms are generally paid between $102,129 and $402,681 a year. Professionals employed by companies earn between $50,043 and $440,421 annually, and those working at universities and colleges typically report an annual income in the range from $140,000 to $380,000 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.

Salary by state

Gastroenterologists’ yearly salaries can also vary significantly from state to state. For example, physicians based in New York generally report earning an income in the range from $61,277 to $489,357 a year, those employed in Texas typically make between $226,006 and $256,973 annually, and professionals working in California are usually paid between $209,500 and $475,000 a year according to Payscale’s salary data. Gastroenterologists employed in the city of New York generally earn between $130,000 and $300,000 a year.

Hourly wage

The average hourly wage for gastroenterologists working in the United States, as reported by Jobstat, is $144.89. The highest recorded hourly rate for this profession is $201.52 and the lowest is $75.07 per hour.

Benefits

Gastroenterology doctors typically get a variety of benefits along with the annual salary, and their benefits packages can sometimes reflect their annual income. Professionals who get 401(k) plans typically earn between $223,008 and $499,372 a year, those who get malpractice and liability insurance earn from $146,807 to $493,163 annually, and physicians who have paid vacations and holidays report salaries in the range from $121,590 to $501,669 a year.

Gastroenterologists who get life and disability insurance as part of their benefits package are usually paid between $148,994 and $503,353 annually, and those who get reimbursement for professional training, education, tuition, or certification typically report an annual income in the range from $147,949 to $498,065. Physicians who have paid sick leave generally make between $250,000 and $411,157 a year, and those who have relocation expenses covered are typically paid between $291,632 and $406,946 a year according to the salary statistics provided by Payscale.

The most popular perks and benefits among gastroenterologists are 401(k), malpractice and liability insurance, paid vacation, life and disability insurance, and rembursement for training and education.

Bonuses

Gastroenterologsists’ annual bonuses depend on a number of factors, including professional experience. Physicians with 1 to 4 years of experience get $10,000 a year on average, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience are paid around $16,000 in bonuses. Gastroenterology doctors with 10 to 19 years of experience get $20,000 a year on average, and those with 20 or more years of experience are paid around $15,000 a year in bonuses.

Other income factors

Gastronenterologist salaries can also vary depending on hospital setting. For instance, physicians working at general hospitals typically report earning salaries in the range from $297,476 to $487,866 a year, and those employed at physicians’ offices and private practices are generally paid between $150,000 and $250,000 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.

In terms of industry, gastroenterology doctors working in the health care sector generally make between $102,129 and $436,311 a year, those employed at hospitals are paid between $245,659 and $402,363 annually, and professionals working at gastroenterologists’ offices typically report an annual pay in the range from $82,541 to $305,209 according to Payscale.