Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary (United States)

Radiologists in the United States typically earn six-figure salaries ($289,808) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Compensation starts at $103,379 and can reach $455,135 per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Radiologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary (?
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$100,486 - $414,958
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MEDIAN: $273,980
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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary (?
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$35.00 - $222.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$100,486 - $414,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $69,531  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $107,276  
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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$103,379 - $455,135  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$35.00 - $222.00  
   
Overtime
$1.93 - $256.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $69,531  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $107,276  
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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$103,379 - $455,135  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Paychecks hover around six figures from career onset with typical starting salaries of $252,416 per year. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $308,488. After 20 years on the job, salaries actually take a dive for Radiologists, averaging around $306,397. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 5 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one-fifth. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Denver
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Philadelphia
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Detroit
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New York
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Washington
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Cleveland
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Boston
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National Average
$290,000
Dallas
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Seattle
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Pittsburgh
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San Diego
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Radiologists, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Denver, Philadelphia, Detroit, and New York, where Radiologists typically earn around 14 percent, 10 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more than usual. Place of residency plays a huge part in a Radiologist's salary, with San Diego Radiologists earning salaries that are 40 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (-29 percent) and Chicago (-23 percent).

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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
$290,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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National Average
$290,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
21%
female alumni
 
Male
79%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%
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