Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary

On average, Oncologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($249K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Oncologists is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$108,401 - $431,114
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$250K
$430K
MEDIAN: $249,280
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$19.73 - $205.11
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$0$432K
Salary $108,401 - $431,114
Bonus $2,504 - $51,823
Profit Sharing $6,000
Total Pay (?
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$103,633 - $432,181
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 304
Hourly Data $0$205
Hourly Rate $19.73 - $205.11
Overtime $155.00
Annual Data $0$432K
Bonus $2,504 - $51,823
Profit Sharing $6,000
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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$103,633 - $432,181
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

An oncologist is a specialized physician or doctor who is trained in a wide variety of diagnoses and cancer treatment procedures. This person often works in a hospital or medical office. While many work during regular business hours, it is not unusual for an oncologist to work extended hours, especially within a hospital setting.

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Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Tasks

  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.
  • Provide treatment plans that take into account the nature of the cancer, the patients' wishes and best medical options.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and other factors to reduce cancer risks or side effects of treatment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Oncologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Oncologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $233,000 based on 158 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Oncologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $242,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Oncologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $254,000 based on 79 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Oncologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $307,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $248,941

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

For Oncologists, Boston provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Oncologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Indianapolis (+17 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Cleveland (+8 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in New York, 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Chicago and Baltimore (18 percent lower).

Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physician / Doctor, Oncologist?

Physician / Doctor, Oncologist in New York:
"Im the best."
Pros: I get to help people with cancer that very much need it.
Cons: I have the life of many people in my hands and that's scary.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$249,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

▲2%

Hematology
▲2%

National Average
$249,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 10%
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