- Salary: General surgeons enjoyed a mean income of $279,000 as the ninth-highest ranked specialty.
- Highest-paying locations: General surgeons in the North Central region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri) earned an annual salary of $340,000.
- Setting: The top earners were general surgeons in multi-specialty group practices, with an average salary of $338,000.
- Time with patients: Most general surgeons spend 30-40 hours a week seeing patients.
- Patient visits: The majority of general surgeons averaged 25-49 patient visits per week; 31 percent see 50-75 patients per week.
What General Surgeons Earn: The 2013 Salary ReportJuly 14th, 2014 2 Min read Blog
Surgeons continue to be needed in hospitals around the country. In fact, the demand for general surgery jobs is expected to grow 18 percent through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medscape’s 2013 General Surgery Compensation Report looks at how much these healthcare providers earn and the factors that affect their pay (based on 2012 numbers). Here are a few highlights: