Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $226K) surpassing six figures annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Cardiologists are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$77,506 - $435,300
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$230K
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MEDIAN: $225,656
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$14.90 - $123.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$77,506 - $435,300  
   
Bonus
$986 - $69,290  
Total Pay (?
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$70,567 - $427,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $123.09  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $101.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$986 - $69,290  
   
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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$70,567 - $427,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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: $211,838

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

For Cardiologists, busy Los Angeles offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+39 percent) and San Francisco (+18 percent). The lowest-paying market is Boston, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Miami and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$212,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 18%