Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $243K) surpassing six figures annually. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Cardiologists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little over a half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Cardiologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$75,006 - $424,090
(Median)
$75K
$240K
$420K
MEDIAN: $243,197
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$20.07 - $133.95
(Median)
$20
$51
$130
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$75,006 - $424,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
Profit Sharing
$9,999  
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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$70,312 - $432,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $133.95  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $152.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
   
Profit Sharing
$9,999  
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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$70,312 - $432,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $204K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $243K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Cardiologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $287K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $270K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $243,782

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

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cardiologists, 21 percent above the national average. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+2 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Cardiologists is geography, with workers in Boston earning a whopping 49 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and New York earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (18 percent less and 17 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$244,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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