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Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Pulmonary Physicians in the United States, with median pay hovering around $246K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Pulmonary Physicians greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$137,258 - $352,808
MEDIAN: $246,299

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$137,258 - $352,808  
$0.00 - $40,134  
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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).
$144,233 - $362,347  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Sleep Medicine can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Critical Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

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

Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $241K per year. On average, Pulmonary Physicians make $251K following one to two decades on the job. 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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Critical Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


26 %
74 %

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: 55% employee benefits None: 12%