Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary

Oncologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $238K annually. In the world of Oncologists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $117K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $108K and $404K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$104,058 - $384,439

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$15.88 - $252.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$104,058 - $384,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,279  
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $117,446  
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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$108,244 - $404,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$15.88 - $252.53  
   
Overtime
$39.31 - $118.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,279  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $117,446  
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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$108,244 - $404,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

  • 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.
  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.

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Survey takers who work as Oncologists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Hematology and Oncology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Oncology is a skill commonly found among those who know Hematology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $220K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $251K. Oncologists see a median salary of $274K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $302K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$244,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Hematology
up arrow 23%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

National Average
$244,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 5%
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