Cardiovascular Surgeon Salary

A Cardiovascular Surgeon earns an average salary of $276,000 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$101,611 - $551,494
MEDIAN: $276,000

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$101,611 - $551,494  
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$101,864 - $550,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Cardiovascular Surgeon

  • 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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Experience Affects Salaries

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 27%