Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care Salary

The average pay for a Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care is $183,583 per year. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$142,482 - $216,173
MEDIAN: $183,582

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$142,482 - $216,173  
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$141,648 - $217,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care

Physicians/doctors in palliative care work primarily at hospitals or run their own practice, and specialize in medical care for people with a serious or chronic illness. Their job is to provide relief from the associated symptoms and alleviate their patients' physical and emotional pain to improve their quality of life. They also work with their patients' families to alleviate stress.


Physician / Doctor, Palliative Care Tasks

  • Assist patients, family members and caregiver in end of life decisions.
  • Prescribe medication and treatments.
  • Examine and evaluate patients.
  • Meet with patients or caregivers in homes and medical settings.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 7%