A Cardiac Surgeon earns an average salary of $320,000 per year.
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$97,362 - $595,362
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MEDIAN: $320,000
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$32.76 - $204.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$210K$420K$630K
Salary
$97,362 - $595,362  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $98,869  
Total Pay (?
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$97,163 - $603,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$180$360$540
Hourly Rate
$32.76 - $204.26  
   
Overtime
$28.60 - $515  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$1,000 - $98,869  
   
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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$97,163 - $603,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $310,215

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Key Stats for Cardiac Surgeon

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$310,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 7%

National Average
$310,000

Open Heart
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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