A Cardiac Surgeon earns an average salary of $281,318 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Cardiac Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$95,317 - $518,049
(Median)
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150K
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430K
520K
MEDIAN: $281,317
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Cardiac Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$29.59 - $296.96
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$200K$400K$600K
Salary
$95,317 - $518,049  
   
Bonus
$296.04 - $77,419  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$97,471 - $581,544  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$500$1K$1.5K
Hourly Rate
$29.59 - $296.96  
   
Overtime
$1.71 - $1,007  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1M$2M$3M
Bonus
$296.04 - $77,419  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $20,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$97,471 - $581,544  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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Job Description for Cardiac Surgeon
Cardiac surgeons work in the medical field and provide one of the most necessary functions in saving and prolonging lives. Their focus is on the heart and the nearby and attached blood vessels. There can be many different types of complications with the heart and its related vessels, so cardiac surgeons must be specialized professionals in dealing with all problems with the heart and those vessels. They must be extremely intelligent and very dexterous with their hands.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Surgeon
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$292,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%
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