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How Much Money Does a General Surgeon Make a Year?

Updated March 23, 2017

A general surgeon performs a variety of operations to correct medical problems. This important work combined with the specialised skills and training required places general surgeons among the highest paid professions.

Average Income

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the salary range for physicians employed in general surgery is between £185,017 and £249,166 annually. The income of general surgeons, like many occupations, generally increases with experience.

Other Compensation

Surgeons that are employed by hospitals and other health care businesses generally receive an extensive benefits package. Benefits normally include health and dental insurance, paid vacation time and paid sick time. Many employers also pay for or provide the surgeon's malpractice insurance.

Income Variables

A general surgeon's income varies depending upon a number of factors including the licenses and certifications that he holds which allowing him to perform a range of procedures. Demand for surgeons varies depending on geographic location, meaning that some areas pay a higher salary than other areas.

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Jay Motes is a writer who sold his first article in 1998. Motes has written for numerous print and online publications including "The Dollar Stretcher" and "WV Sportsman." He holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in history and political science form Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.V.