Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary

Compensation for Pulmonary Physicians in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($251K). Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Pulmonary Physicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Pulmonary Physicians is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$140,805 - $357,385
MEDIAN: $250,912

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$145,521 - $368,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

Physicians/doctors of pulmonary medicine are specialists who are primarily concerned with functions of the lungs and how patients breathe. Pulmonary physicians may work with patients of any age, from young children suffering from asthma or other breathing defects or diseases to adults and seniors suffering from lung disease, cancer, or emphysema. They often work with other specialists, as well as primary care providers, to develop a unified treatment that seeks to cure or manage these serious diseases of the lungs and airways.


Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Tasks

  • Perform procedures to test and understand pulmonary function and the factors affecting it.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and home to reduce allergies, improve oxygenation and other concerns.
  • Examine patients to diagnose and treat ailments and disorders relating to the lungs.
  • Prescribe medications, inhalers, oxygen therapy, or mechanical ventilation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

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

The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $244K. For Pulmonary Physicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $256K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $280K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


28 %
72 %

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: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 11%