Pulmonary Physicians in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $257K per year on average. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Pulmonary Physicians survey respondents are men (73 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$157,233 - $363,436
$160K
$260K
$360K
MEDIAN: $256,767
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$68.78 - $198.32
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MEDIAN: $179.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$130K$260K$390K
Salary
$157,233 - $363,436  
   
Bonus
$30,000  
Total Pay (?
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$152,941 - $377,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$179.86  
   
Overtime
$135.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$130K$260K$390K
Bonus
$30,000  
   
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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$152,941 - $377,802  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

Physicians/doctors in pulmonary medicine are responsible for performing medical procedures and consultations for patients with pulmonary illnesses. They must assist patients using advanced technology and interpret a variety of symptoms and lab results, and may also perform surgical procedures as necessary.

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Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Tasks

  • Examine patients to diagnose and treat ailments and disorders relating to the lungs.
  • Prescribe medications, inhalers, oxygen therapy, or mechanical ventilation.
  • 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.

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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.


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $246K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $265K in this role. Pulmonary Physicians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $262K.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$259,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Sleep Medicine
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National Average
$259,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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