Cardiologists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $234K) surpassing six figures annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Cardiologists are happy with their jobs. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The vast majority (81 percent) of Cardiologists who answered the questionnaire are male. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$74,583 - $437,857
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MEDIAN: $233,560
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$74,583 - $437,857  
   
Bonus
$970 - $69,766  
Total Pay (?
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$69,415 - $430,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 251
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $122.61  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$970 - $69,766  
   
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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$69,415 - $430,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $204K on average. Cardiologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $239K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $235K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $221,690

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

For Cardiologists, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+33 percent) and San Francisco (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Cardiologists is geography, with workers in Boston earning a whopping 23 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and Houston (21 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$222,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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