Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Salaries for Cardiologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($243K) per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (85 percent) of Cardiologists who answered the questionnaire are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,343 - $413,294

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$20.00 - $165.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$62,343 - $413,294  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,384  
Profit Sharing
$61.50 - $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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$61,825 - $418,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.00 - $165.00  
   
Overtime
$58.96 - $148.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$61.50 - $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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$61,825 - $418,731  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.


Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $202K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $292K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $246K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Cardiologists that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+1 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, New York is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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
$244,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%
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