Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary

Pulmonary Physicians in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $245K) surpassing six figures annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Pulmonary Physicians who answered the questionnnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$127,500 - $352,775
MEDIAN: $245,007

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$127,500 - $352,775  
$0.00 - $40,268  
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$138,009 - $361,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Pulmonary Physicians who took the survey. Sleep Medicine and Critical Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.

Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $237K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $208K. Pulmonary Physicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $251K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $271K, 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

Sleep Medicine
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Critical Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 13%