Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary

Oncologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $243K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $51K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $109K and hits $410K on the high end. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Oncologists who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Oncologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$107,617 - $397,882
(Median)
$110K
$240K
$400K
MEDIAN: $243,317
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$15.78 - $253.42
(Median)
$16
$100
$250
MEDIAN: $103.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$107,617 - $397,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,064  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $51,064  
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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$109,197 - $410,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 496
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $253.42  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.55  
Overtime
$55.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $51,064  
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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$109,197 - $410,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Hematology command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Experience with Hematology is often linked with knowledge of Oncology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

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


For Oncologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $227K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $248K. For Oncologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $274K. As Oncologists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $310K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$247,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Hematology
up arrow 22%

Oncology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$247,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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