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Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Average pay for Radiologists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($279K). Lower pay rates hover around $105K, and the higher rates verge on $455K per year. Total cash compensation to Radiologists bottoms out near $105K and approaches $455K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $78K from bonuses and almost $125K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Radiologists who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,639 - $420,830
(Median)
$100K
$280K
$420K
MEDIAN: $279,070
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$32.89 - $214.07
(Median)
$33
$150
$210
MEDIAN: $147.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,639 - $420,830  
   
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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$104,904 - $454,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$32.89 - $214.07  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $295.90  
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$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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$104,904 - $454,915  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Typical Radiologists report a focused set of job 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. Those listing Neuroradiology as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Employees educated in Interventional Radiology are typically practiced in Radiology, too.

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 $254K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $309K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $306K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location


For Radiologists, working in the bustling city of Cleveland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Radiologists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Miami Radiologists have considerably lower salaries, 31 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Diego and Chicago (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
22%
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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