Radiologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $289K) surpassing six figures annually. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Radiologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Male Radiologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $289,278
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$101,106 - $416,899  
   
Bonus
$658 - $92,000  
Profit Sharing
$22,500  
Total Pay (?
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$99,304 - $439,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $200.00  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $309.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$658 - $92,000  
   
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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$99,304 - $439,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $259K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Radiologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $323K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $315K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $289,985

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

For Radiologists, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 38 percent greater than the national average. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in Orlando (+36 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Denver (+10 percent), and Florida (+3 percent). Radiologists in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 30 percent less than the national average. Employers in Washington and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
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Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$290,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Nuclear Medicine
up arrow 21%

Neuroradiology
up arrow 5%


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Interventional Radiology
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National Average
$290,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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