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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Salaries for Radiologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($277K) per year. Pay generally varies between $106K and $456K per year. Overall cash earnings for Radiologists stretch from $106K on the lower end to $456K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $78K from bonuses and $125K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Radiologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Radiologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,509 - $421,773
(Median)
$100K
$280K
$420K
MEDIAN: $277,476
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$34.46 - $215.03
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MEDIAN: $150
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,509 - $421,773  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $77,863  
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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$105,708 - $455,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 602
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$34.46 - $215.03  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $295.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $77,863  
   
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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$105,708 - $455,631  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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 narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Neuroradiology, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Experience with Interventional Radiology is often linked with knowledge of Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $253K. Radiologists bring in $309K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $306K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Radiologists in Cleveland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Radiologists in Miami take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 31 percent less than the national average. Employers in San Diego and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (25 percent lower and 19 percent lower, respectively).

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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
$291,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries


Nuclear Medicine
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Radiology
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National Average
$291,000

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Neuroradiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

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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