The average pay for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon is $305,095 per year.
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Total Pay (?
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$116,933 - $510,916
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National Salary Data

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$116,933 - $510,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $96,822  
Profit Sharing
$5,000 - $30,000  
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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$104,485 - $530,057  
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Job Description for Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  • 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.
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

Late-Career
up arrow 25%
Experienced
up arrow 24%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$315,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%
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Gender
Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 8%
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