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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary (United States)

Radiologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $290K annually. Compensation ranges between $103K and $455K per year. Cash earnings for Radiologists — which occasionally include more than $70K from bonuses and more than $107K from profit sharing — stretch from around $103K to approximately $455K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The greater part enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to 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  
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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  
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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Survey results show that Radiologists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, facility with Interventional Radiology and Radiology are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $252K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Radiologists make a median salary of $308K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $306K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. 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 less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining just under one-fifth.

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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Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, Radiologists in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are Denver, Philadelphia, Detroit, and New York, where Radiologists annually earn 14 percent, 10 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more than the national average. Compared to the national average, San Diego Radiologists have considerably lower salaries, 40 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Pittsburgh (29 percent lower) and Chicago (23 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
$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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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 51 votes.

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%