Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salary

The average pay for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon is $376,631 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$153,654 - $559,400

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$153,654 - $559,400  
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$152,427 - $587,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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.


Cardiothoracic Surgeon Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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

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Experience Affects Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%