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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Compensation for Cardiologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($244K). Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Cardiologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Cardiologists who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 86 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$70,710 - $411,956
(Median)
$71K
$240K
$410K
MEDIAN: $243,720
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$20.13 - $198.66
(Median)
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$50
$200
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$70,710 - $411,956  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $66,977  
Profit Sharing
$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).
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$69,688 - $419,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $198.66  
   
Overtime
$30.00 - $150.00  
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 - $66,977  
   
Profit Sharing
$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).
)
$69,688 - $419,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $207K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $250K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $292K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $255K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$247,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 8%
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