The average pay for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon is $388,155 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$129,251 - $613,280
(Median)
$130K
$390K
$610K
MEDIAN: $388,155
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$22.50 - $90.00
(Median)
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$47
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$210K$420K$630K
Salary
$129,251 - $613,280  
   
Bonus
$710 - $101,864  
Profit Sharing
$50,000  
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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$118,140 - $622,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$47.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.07  
Overtime
$9.93 - $503  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$710 - $101,864  
   
Profit Sharing
$50,000  
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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$118,140 - $622,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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

  • 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $369,407

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Experience Affects Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$369,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 8%

National Average
$369,000

Cardiology
up arrow 27%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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