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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Wages for Radiologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($290K) per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $103K, and the top verges on $456K per year. Total cash compensation to Radiologists bottoms out near $103K and approaches $456K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $69K from bonuses and almost $125K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Radiologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$100,728 - $422,004
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MEDIAN: $276,500
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National Salary Data

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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$100,728 - $422,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $69,043  
Profit Sharing
$5,300 - $125,000  
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$103,201 - $456,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 498
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$34.01 - $215.25  
   
Overtime
$2.00 - $256.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $69,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,300 - $125,000  
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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$103,201 - $456,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 8 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Interventional Radiology and Radiology are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $252K per year. On average, Radiologists make $311K following one to two decades on the job. Radiologists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $307K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Radiologists, working in the bustling city of Cleveland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+16 percent), Denver (+12 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and Detroit (+7 percent). Radiologists in Pittsburgh report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers in San Diego and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (28 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$290,000


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
$290,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 12%