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Cardiac Surgeon Salary

Cardiac Surgeons in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $297K annually. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$97,602 - $525,385
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$98K
$300K
$530K
MEDIAN: $296,608
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$23.27 - $448.50
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$450
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Salary
$97,602 - $525,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,162  
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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$97,719 - $574,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$150$300$450
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $448.50  
   
Overtime
$44.22 - $101.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$300K$600K$900K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,162  
   
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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$97,719 - $574,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $250K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. For Cardiac Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $360K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $434K.

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Experience Affects Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$299,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%
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