Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salary

Pulmonary Physicians in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $251K) surpassing six figures annually. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Pulmonary Physicians is high. Male Pulmonary Physicians are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$140,805 - $357,385
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$140K
$250K
$360K
MEDIAN: $250,912
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$140,805 - $357,385  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,665  
Profit Sharing
$52,500  
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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$145,521 - $368,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Sleep Medicine command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $244K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($232K) on average. Pulmonary Physicians bring in $256K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $280K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$257,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Sleep Medicine
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National Average
$257,000

Critical Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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