Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Average pay for a Radiologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $293K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Radiologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$101,273 - $438,009
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$290K
$440K
MEDIAN: $292,873
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$14.90 - $195.17
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MEDIAN: $75.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$101,273 - $438,009  
   
Bonus
$811 - $76,596  
Profit Sharing
$22,500  
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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$98,797 - $447,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$130$260$390
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $195.17  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $390.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$260K$520K$780K
Bonus
$811 - $76,596  
   
Profit Sharing
$22,500  
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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$98,797 - $447,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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

  • Inform patients undergoing testing about procedures, risks, and benefits.
  • Consult with other physicians to develop a diagnosis for the patient.
  • 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.

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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $259K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $293K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Radiologists make a median salary of $331K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $326K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $292,617

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

For Radiologists, busy Orlando offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+3 percent). In Cleveland, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are Washington and Chicago (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

▲13%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$293,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Nuclear Medicine
▲20%

▲4%

Neuroradiology
▲4%


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
▲1%

National Average
$293,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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