Cardiac Surgeon Salary

A Cardiac Surgeon earns an average salary of $304,587 per year.
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$98,256 - $556,349

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$23.27 - $309.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Salary
$98,256 - $556,349  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,986  
Total Pay (?
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$98,412 - $594,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $309.13  
   
Overtime
$45.00 - $500  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,986  
   
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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$98,412 - $594,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Cardiac Surgeon

Cardiac surgeons are responsible for performing heart surgeries and other complex operations on patients with heart conditions. These surgeons must be organized and pay close attention to detail to facilitate surgeries, and they must work well in a team environment with other surgeons and medical professionals to complete all objectives under strict deadlines.

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Cardiac Surgeon Tasks

  • Treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease created by various causes including endocarditis.
  • Provide surgical care of coronary artery disease, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors and diseases of the diaphragm.
  • Treat pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the great vessels, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium.
  • Provide operative, preoperative and critical care diagnosis, treatment and procedures for patients with pathological conditions of the chest.
  • Communicate with families and patients regarding care plans and make referrals to other specialists as per the standard of care.

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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 42%

Experienced
up arrow 35%

National Average
$309,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 6%
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