Six-figure salaries are the norm for Radiologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $287K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Radiologists is high. Making up 78 percent of those who took the survey, male Radiologists greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$100,772 - $415,781  
   
Bonus
$658 - $97,871  
Profit Sharing
$22,000  
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$99,582 - $440,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 501
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$18.12 - $201.34  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $484.79  
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$658 - $97,871  
   
Profit Sharing
$22,000  
Total Pay (?
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$99,582 - $440,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

A doctor who works with X-rays and a variety of medical imaging equipment is a radiologist. Radiologists specialize in analyzing the medical images of patients and making primary recommendations for initial treatment to the care physicians. While hospitals and clinics typically employ doctors who specialize in this area, there are also specialized radiology and imaging clinics that employ individuals for this position.

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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Tasks

  • Interpret images generated by an x-ray, MRI, or other machine that use radiation to create an image
  • Direct radiology technicians on what methods and positions the test requires.
  • Inform patients undergoing testing about procedures, risks, and benefits.
  • Consult with other physicians to develop a diagnosis for the patient.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $256K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $291K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $323K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $288,670

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Radiologists will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Radiologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+10 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Philadelphia (+5 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). Radiologists in Miami report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 30 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Workers in Houston and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$289,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Nuclear Medicine
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Neuroradiology
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Radiology
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Interventional Radiology
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National Average
$289,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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