Cardiologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $231K per year on average. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. The vast majority of Cardiologists (84 percent) survey respondents are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$75,386 - $438,739
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MEDIAN: $230,985
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$14.90 - $123.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$75,386 - $438,739  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $71,216  
Total Pay (?
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$69,415 - $434,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $123.09  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$150.00 - $71,216  
   
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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$69,415 - $434,583  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Cardiologists are physicians who perform duties related to the cardiovascular system. They are in charge of providing patient with high-quality service, listening to their symptoms, following up with tests as required, delivering diagnoses, and overseeing treatment. Some of their main responsibilities include reading test results, providing recommendations for surgery when needed, and conveying information on cardiovascular disease to patient and their families. Additionally, cardiologists perform pulmonary hypertension tests and cardiac biopsies as required. In all tasks, they follow strict safety and privacy protocols.

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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Tasks

  • Install pacemakers, prescribe medications, and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Perform medical imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.
  • Discuss symptoms, treatments, and diagnoses with patients to aid in decision-making.
  • Document all patient data and interactions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $206K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $242K. Cardiologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $215K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $214K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $217,363

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

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Cardiologists, 38 percent above the national average. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+36 percent) and San Francisco (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Cardiologists in Boston earning a whopping 22 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (19 percent lower) and Houston (17 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$217,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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