Gastroenterologists: Well Paid, Mostly Happy with Their Chosen Specialty

By Cari Wade Gervin
Monday, September 26, 2022
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Looking at data points measured from 2019–2022, gastroenterologists are in high demand.

By the numbers…

  • 15,450 gastroenterologists in the U.S.
  • 18.9% are women
  • Almost half are 55 or older

By the dollars…

  • 6th highest-paid specialty
  • Average salary = $453,000
  • Average incentive bonus = $74,000
  • 17% have a net worth < $500,000
  • 22% have a net worth > $5 million
  • 17% are still paying off school loans
  • Hospital-affiliated GIs generate an average $2.97 million for their hospitals annually

By job satisfaction…

  • 95% would choose the same specialty again
  • 53% feel they are fairly compensated
  • 14.3 = hours per week spent on paperwork

Looking ahead…

  • Among the top 10 most-recruited specialties
  • 2025 estimated deficit of GI doctors: 1,630