Cardiac Surgeon Salary (United States)

A Cardiac Surgeon earns an average salary of $289,008 per year. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job.
Cardiac Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$97,571 - $520,018
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $289,007
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Cardiac Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$48.18 - $448.50
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MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data

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$0$200K$400K$600K
Salary
$97,571 - $520,018  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $96,354  
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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$99,173 - $579,749  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$330$660$990
Hourly Rate
$48.18 - $448.50  
   
Overtime
$35.00 - $983  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$700K$1.4M$2.1M
Bonus
$101.37 - $96,354  
   
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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$99,173 - $579,749  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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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Experience Affects Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$296,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%
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Gender
Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 8%
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