Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Average pay for a Radiologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $276K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $103K, and the higher rates verge on $453K per year. Total incomes of Radiologists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $77K from bonuses and close to $125K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $103K and $453K. Geographic location and career duration 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. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Radiologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$101,005 - $419,361
(Median)
$100K
$280K
$420K
MEDIAN: $276,332
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$19.87 - $213.05
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MEDIAN: $137.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,005 - $419,361  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $77,419  
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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$102,589 - $453,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 625
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $213.05  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $293.61  
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 - $77,419  
   
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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$102,589 - $453,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 suggest that Radiologists use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Neuroradiology. Those with knowledge of Interventional Radiology tend to be skilled in Radiology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


Annually raking in $253K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Radiologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $309K. 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 (+19 percent), Denver (+10 percent), Philadelphia (+8 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Radiologists in Miami earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Workers in San Diego and Detroit earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (27 percent less and 20 percent less, 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
$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 58 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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