Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Average pay for a Radiologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $275K per year. Earnings sit near $103K on the lower side but can approach $451K per year on the higher side. Final cash compensation to Radiologists varies from around $103K to approximately $451K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $73K and $125K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one-half. Male Radiologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,249 - $416,910
(Median)
$100K
$280K
$420K
MEDIAN: $275,304
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$32.89 - $214.07
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MEDIAN: $147.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,249 - $416,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $73,414  
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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$103,043 - $451,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 629
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$32.89 - $214.07  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $293.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $73,414  
   
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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$103,043 - $451,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 21 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Neuroradiology. Those with knowledge of Interventional Radiology tend to be skilled in Radiology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Radiologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $252K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $296K. Radiologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $307K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $308K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Radiologists in Cleveland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Radiologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Radiologists earning much less — 31 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers salaries are below the median are San Diego and Detroit (20 percent lower).

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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
$289,000


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
$289,000

Neuroradiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

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