Gastroenterologists’ average annual income rose from $453,000 in 2021 to $501,000 in 2022 — an increase of 11%, second only to oncologists’ 13% bump, according to the 2023 Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report.
In terms of 2022 income, gastroenterologists finished fifth among the 29 specialties in the Medscape survey of more than 10,000 physicians. The top earners were plastic surgeons ($619,000), orthopedists ($573,000), cardiologists ($507,000), and urologists ($506,000).
For employed physicians, compensation figures include salary, bonus, and profit-sharing contributions. For self-employed physicians, they include earnings after taxes and deductible business expenses before income tax. Only full-time salaries were included in the results.