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Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary (United States)

Salaries for Pulmonary Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($245K) per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary (?
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$120,846 - $347,435
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
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$120,846 - $347,435  
   
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$0.00 - $39,594  
Profit Sharing
$6,500 - $85,500  
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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$127,796 - $352,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

  • 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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Pulmonary Physicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Sleep Medicine command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Critical Care.

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 worker earns $233K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $204K. Pulmonary Physicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $242K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $270K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$245,000
Experienced
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Sleep Medicine
up arrow 22%
National Average
$245,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%