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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $243K per year on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Cardiologists (87 percent) survey respondents are men. For the most part, Cardiologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$72,308 - $412,842
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$72K
$240K
$410K
MEDIAN: $243,123
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$20.13 - $198.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$72,308 - $412,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
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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$70,629 - $420,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $198.66  
   
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$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
   
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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$70,629 - $420,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $205K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $250K. Cardiologists see a median salary of $291K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $255K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$247,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 8%
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