Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary

Oncologists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($239K) annually in the United States. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $51K and $117K, respectively — total cash payment to Oncologists can bottom out near $109K or peak near $403K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Oncologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$105,308 - $382,965
(Median)
$110K
$240K
$380K
MEDIAN: $238,614
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$15.88 - $252.53
(Median)
$16
$80
$250
MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$105,308 - $382,965  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,279  
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $117,446  
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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$109,371 - $403,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$15.88 - $252.53  
   
Overtime
$39.31 - $118.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,279  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.21 - $117,446  
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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$109,371 - $403,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

An oncologist is a specialized physician or doctor who is trained in a wide variety of diagnoses and cancer treatment procedures. This person often works in a hospital or medical office. While many work during regular business hours, it is not unusual for an oncologist to work extended hours, especially within a hospital setting.

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Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Tasks

  • Provide treatment plans that take into account the nature of the cancer, the patients' wishes and best medical options.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and other factors to reduce cancer risks or side effects of treatment.
  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.

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Oncologists typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Hematology and Oncology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Hematology tend to be skilled in Oncology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

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


For Oncologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $220K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $252K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $274K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $302K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$245,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Hematology
up arrow 23%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

National Average
$245,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 5%
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