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Cardiac Surgeon Salary

A Cardiac Surgeon earns an average salary of $290,830 per year. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$97,742 - $518,046
(Median)
$98K
$290K
$520K
MEDIAN: $290,830
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$7.30 - $451.50
(Median)
$7
$80
$450
MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Salary
$97,742 - $518,046  
   
Bonus
$1.21 - $96,737  
Total Pay (?
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$99,192 - $570,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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$0$160$320$480
Hourly Rate
$7.30 - $451.50  
   
Overtime
$35.00 - $80.00  
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$0$320K$640K$960K
Bonus
$1.21 - $96,737  
   
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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$99,192 - $570,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.

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Experience Affects Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$298,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 6%