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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Average pay for a Cardiologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $225K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Cardiologists (86 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Cardiologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$60,382 - $404,034
MEDIAN: $206,237

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$60,382 - $404,034  
$0.00 - $54,128  
Profit Sharing
$9,825 - $45,781  
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).
$60,973 - $412,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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.


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.

Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $164K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $243K. Cardiologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $257K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $282K.

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


14 %
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%