Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Radiologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($287K) per year. Pay ranges from $103K on the low end to $467K per year on the high end. Total cash earnings of Radiologists range from $103K on the low end to $467K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $98K and $128K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Radiologists is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$101,778 - $436,058
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$290K
$440K
MEDIAN: $286,902
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$33.53 - $244.68
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MEDIAN: $140
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,778 - $436,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,005  
Profit Sharing
$9,863 - $128,195  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$103,119 - $467,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$33.53 - $244.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.55  
Overtime
$14.68 - $306.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,005  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$9,863 - $128,195  
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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$103,119 - $467,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

A doctor who works with X-rays and a variety of medical imaging equipment is a radiologist. Radiologists specialize in analyzing the medical images of patients and making primary recommendations for initial treatment to the care physicians. While hospitals and clinics typically employ doctors who specialize in this area, there are also specialized radiology and imaging clinics that employ individuals for this position.

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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Tasks

  • Inform patients undergoing testing about procedures, risks, and benefits.
  • Consult with other physicians to develop a diagnosis for the patient.
  • Interpret images generated by an x-ray, MRI, or other machine that use radiation to create an image
  • Direct radiology technicians on what methods and positions the test requires.

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Radiologists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology, Radiology, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 20 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Neuroradiology. Experience with Interventional Radiology is often linked with knowledge of Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $253K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $294K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Radiologists make a median salary of $322K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $320K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $291,856

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Radiologists in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+6 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 31 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. San Diego and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$292,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Nuclear Medicine
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Radiology
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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National Average
$292,000

Neuroradiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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