Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary

Salaries for Pulmonary Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($249K) per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number 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. Most Pulmonary Physicians survey respondents are men (72 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$132,010 - $356,272

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$132,010 - $356,272  
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$139,104 - $367,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

  • Perform procedures to test and understand pulmonary function and the factors affecting it.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and home to reduce allergies, improve oxygenation and other concerns.
  • Examine patients to diagnose and treat ailments and disorders relating to the lungs.
  • Prescribe medications, inhalers, oxygen therapy, or mechanical ventilation.

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Pulmonary Physicians report a narrow range of specific skills. Sleep Medicine and Critical Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Critical Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

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

Annually raking in $240K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $254K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $273K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Sleep Medicine
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National Average

Critical Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


28 %
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 12%