Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary

Salaries for Pulmonary Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($244K) per year. Geography 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. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Pulmonary Physicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Pulmonary Physicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$124,212 - $349,000
MEDIAN: $244,359

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$124,212 - $349,000  
$0.00 - $39,866  
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$136,966 - $357,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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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 report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Sleep Medicine can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Critical Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

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

People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $236K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $210K. For Pulmonary Physicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $249K. Pulmonary Physicians who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $271K.

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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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National Average

Critical Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


26 %
74 %

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: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%