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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $240K) surpassing six figures annually. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (85 percent) of Cardiologists who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of Cardiologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,394 - $410,876
MEDIAN: $240,181

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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.
$62,394 - $410,876  
$0.00 - $64,564  
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$5,050 - $72,500  
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).
$68,695 - $418,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212

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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.


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.

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $201K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $245K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Cardiologists make a median salary of $278K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $270K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 7%