Pulmonary Physicians in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $255K per year on average. Geographic location and experience level 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 Pulmonary Physicians survey respondents are men (77 percent). It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$160,000 - $361,430
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$160K
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MEDIAN: $254,973
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MEDIAN: $147.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$130K$260K$390K
Salary
$160,000 - $361,430  
   
Bonus
$608 - $80,811  
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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$154,961 - $374,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$147.50  
   
Overtime
$170.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$130K$260K$390K
Bonus
$608 - $80,811  
   
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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$154,961 - $374,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

Physicians/doctors of pulmonary medicine are specialists who are primarily concerned with functions of the lungs and how patients breathe. Pulmonary physicians may work with patients of any age, from young children suffering from asthma or other breathing defects or diseases to adults and seniors suffering from lung disease, cancer, or emphysema. They often work with other specialists, as well as primary care providers, to develop a unified treatment that seeks to cure or manage these serious diseases of the lungs and airways.

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Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $254K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $253K. For Pulmonary Physicians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $253K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $260K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$257,000

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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Pulmonary Medicine Salaries

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National Average
$257,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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