On average, Oncologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($247K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Oncologists are male. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$102,572 - $426,525
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MEDIAN: $246,525
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$19.39 - $207.81
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MEDIAN: $101.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$150K$300K$450K
Salary
$102,572 - $426,525  
   
Bonus
$2,489 - $73,602  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$100,603 - $429,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $207.81  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$2,489 - $73,602  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$100,603 - $429,689  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


Oncologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $231K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $245K. Oncologists bring in $278K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Oncologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $314K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$247,000

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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Oncology
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Hematology
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National Average
$247,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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