Wages for Oncologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($247K) per year. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Oncologists (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oncologists. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$103,267 - $421,267
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$420K
MEDIAN: $247,494
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$19.73 - $206.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$103,267 - $421,267  
   
Bonus
$2,479 - $50,868  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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$100,603 - $425,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 316
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $206.08  
   
Overtime
$155.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$2,479 - $50,868  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$100,603 - $425,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

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


Oncologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Annually raking in $229K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. After working for 10 to 20 years, Oncologists make a median salary of $261K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $304K.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
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Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$248,000

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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries


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National Average
$248,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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