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Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary (United States)

Wages for Oncologists in the United States are plentiful, with average pay above six figures ($228K) per year. Cash earnings for Oncologists — which occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $145K from profit sharing — stretch from around $101K to approximately $401K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the vast majority, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. There are more male Oncologists than female, making up 68 percent of individuals in this profession. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary (?
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$99,929 - $368,811
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MEDIAN: $217,856
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Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary (?
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$44.18 - $254.03
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MEDIAN: $105.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$99,929 - $368,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,265  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $145,437  
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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$101,388 - $400,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$44.18 - $254.03  
   
Overtime
$39.31 - $118.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,265  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $145,437  
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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$101,388 - $400,526  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $208K per year. Oncologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $246K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $255K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a little more than half of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in seven.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Boston
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National Average
$228,000
Seattle
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Minneapolis
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Oncologists, Atlanta provides a pay rate that is 11 percent greater than the national average. Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles (15 percent lower) and New York (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$228,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%