Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

On average, Cardiologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($232K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Men make up the vast majority of Cardiologists (82 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and just over a half earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$81,918 - $451,535
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$230K
$450K
MEDIAN: $232,257
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$14.90 - $123.62
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Salary $81,918 - $451,535
Bonus $507 - $69,688
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$73,789 - $447,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 246
Hourly Data $0$123
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $123.62
Overtime $15.21 - $101.01
Annual Data $0$447K
Bonus $507 - $69,688
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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$73,789 - $447,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Cardiologists are physicians who perform duties related to the cardiovascular system. They are in charge of providing patient with high-quality service, listening to their symptoms, following up with tests as required, delivering diagnoses, and overseeing treatment. Some of their main responsibilities include reading test results, providing recommendations for surgery when needed, and conveying information on cardiovascular disease to patient and their families. Additionally, cardiologists perform pulmonary hypertension tests and cardiac biopsies as required. In all tasks, they follow strict safety and privacy protocols.

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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Tasks

  • Discuss symptoms, treatments, and diagnoses with patients to aid in decision-making.
  • Document all patient data and interactions.
  • Install pacemakers, prescribe medications, and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Perform medical imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $230,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $215,000 based on 56 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $224,804

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cardiologists, 33 percent above the national average. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent) and San Francisco (+11 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Boston Cardiologists earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Miami and Houston (22 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$225,000

Experienced
▼4%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 16%
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