A Cardiothoracic Surgeon earns an average salary of $367,510 per year. A skill in Surgery is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$123,800 - $605,592
$120K
$370K
$610K
MEDIAN: $367,510
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50%
90%

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$11.23 - $264.25
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$260
MEDIAN: $78.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$210K$420K$630K
Salary
$123,800 - $605,592  
   
Bonus
$705 - $100,671  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$114,524 - $609,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $264.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$9.86 - $507  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$705 - $100,671  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$114,524 - $609,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiothoracic surgeons are in charge of performing clinical duties and cardiothoracic surgeries on behalf of their organization. They are generally responsible for providing excellent patient care, resolving inquiries as they arise, and leading a team of clinical professionals in and out the surgery room, so strong leadership skills are required to avoid incidents during treatment and surgery.

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon Tasks

  • Perform complex surgical operations and interventions safely and hygienically.
  • Work with nurses and anesthesiologists to ensure safe treatment.
  • Complete paperwork on procedures, diagnoses, outcomes, and other factors.
  • Explain patient health needs to family members, caretakers, nurses and others.
  • Talk with patients to explain procedures and their risks and outcomes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $356,483

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Key Stats for Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

National Average
$356,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 10%

National Average
$356,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 17%

Cardiology
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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