What is the salary for a general surgeon?
LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. Survey respondents represent general surgeons who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.
Average surgeon salary in 2019
Historical salary data
How does this year's salary compare to other years?
On average, surgeons made 3% less in 2019 than they did in 2017.
Demographic insights by gender
While the majority of general surgeons who responded to the survey were male, there has been an 11% increase in female surgeons since 2017.
Where do general surgeons work?
These are the top three work places for general surgeons.
How old are general surgeons?
Approximately a third of general surgeons are split evenly into the Baby Boomer category (those born between 1946 and 1964), Generation X (1965 to 1980) and Millennials (1981 to 1997). This differs from 2018 where almost 90% of General Surgeons who responded were either Baby Boomers or from Generation X.
Surgeons who took this survey
Years in practice
Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states.