Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $243K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Cardiologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Cardiologists (86 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$62,142 - $411,520
(Median)
$62K
$240K
$410K
MEDIAN: $242,632
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$20.61 - $193.92
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$62,142 - $411,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $72,719  
Profit Sharing
$5,050 - $72,500  
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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$62,468 - $417,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $193.92  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $150.00  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $72,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,050 - $72,500  
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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$62,468 - $417,452  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $203K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $247K. On average, Cardiologists make $294K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $253K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$245,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 9%
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