Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Radiologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $279K annually. The bottom of the pay range sits near $106K, and the top verges on $456K per year. In the world of Radiologists, total cash compensation can vary between $106K and $456K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $79K and $125K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Male Radiologists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. 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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$101,535 - $422,362
(Median)
$100K
$280K
$420K
MEDIAN: $279,036
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$34.30 - $208.32
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$210
MEDIAN: $147.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,535 - $422,362  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $79,056  
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 - $456,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 583
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$34.30 - $208.32  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $295.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $79,056  
   
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 - $456,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 20 percent, respectively. Radiology is a skill commonly found among those who know Interventional Radiology.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $253K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Radiologists make a median salary of $309K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $306K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Radiologists, Cleveland offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Radiologists is geography, with workers in San Diego earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (31 percent lower) and Pittsburgh (29 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
$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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 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%