Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Radiologists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($277K) annually in the United States. Compensation ranges from $103K on the lower end to $452K per year on the higher end. Total cash earnings of Radiologists range from $103K on the low end to $452K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $75K and $125K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Radiologists survey respondents are men (79 percent). Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,253 - $416,586

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$32.89 - $214.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,253 - $416,586  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $75,000  
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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$102,972 - $451,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 636
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$32.89 - $214.07  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $484.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$0.00 - $75,000  
   
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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$102,972 - $451,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 21 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Neuroradiology. Many workers who know Interventional Radiology also know Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $253K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. Radiologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $306K. Radiologists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $308K.

Pay Difference by Location


Cleveland is home to an above-average pay rate for Radiologists, 33 percent higher than the national average. Radiologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+19 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and New York (+6 percent). Radiologists in Miami make 31 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Detroit (20 percent less).

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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)
0%

National Average
$289,000

Neuroradiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 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
22%
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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