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. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The majority of Pulmonary Physicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Pulmonary Physicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$135,197 - $352,775

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$135,197 - $352,775  
   
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$0.00 - $40,406  
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$142,036 - $361,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Survey takers who work as Pulmonary Physicians typically report just a few professional skills. Sleep Medicine and Critical Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $237K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Pulmonary Physicians see a median salary of $251K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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

Late-Career
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National Average
$253,000

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

Sleep Medicine
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National Average
$253,000

Critical Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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