Colorectal Surgery Physician Salaries
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Colorectal Surgery salary results are provided based on published physician salary surveys and are publicly available (see references). This information can be used in several ways, specifically in evaluating different physician job possibilities.
Because colorectal surgeons are often also general surgeons, the salary range depends to some extent on the number of colorectal cases a surgeon performs. In mid-sized urban areas where there are a fair number of colorectal cases but not a major academic center, colorectal surgeons in the community can have a high fraction of specialty cases.
Locum tenens positions will often set base pay scale on the national average income. The pay can be adjusted by local cost-of-living difference from the national average.
In evaluating surgical physician jobs, it is useful to know the average pay for a both general surgery and subspecialty surgeons. Independent of locum tenens positions, the national average of physician salaries in different specialties is often used as a target: a physician who generates the average patient income for the specialty receives the average . Bonuses are often pegged to the amount of income generated above the average.
The average physician salary for an internist (see Internal Medicine Survey) can be used as a benchmark for comparison with other medical specialities.
Source: Allied Physicians, Salary Survey 2003-2006
(Previous values from Physicians Search 1998 Salary Survey)