Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $243K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Cardiologists far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,142 - $409,405
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$62K
$240K
$410K
MEDIAN: $242,632
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$20.61 - $193.92
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$60
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MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$62,142 - $409,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $65,000  
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $45,781  
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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$62,468 - $414,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.61 - $193.92  
   
Overtime
$58.96 - $148.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $65,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$98.26 - $45,781  
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).
)
$62,468 - $414,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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.


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $201K. Cardiologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $292K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $253K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$244,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 10%
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