Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Radiologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $287K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $103K and $467K per year. Cash earnings for Radiologists — including $98K in bonuses and $128K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $103K to $467K depending on individual performance. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$101,778 - $436,058
(Median)
$100K
$290K
$440K
MEDIAN: $286,902
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$33.53 - $244.68
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$34
$140
$240
MEDIAN: $140
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Salary
$101,778 - $436,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,005  
Profit Sharing
$9,863 - $128,195  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$103,119 - $467,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 731
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$110$220$330
Hourly Rate
$33.53 - $244.68  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.55  
Overtime
$14.68 - $306.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,005  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$9,863 - $128,195  
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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$103,119 - $467,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Radiologist

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $253K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $294K. Radiologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $322K. 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 $320K by contrast.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $291,856

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Radiologists, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Radiologists will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+6 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Radiologists in Miami earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Chicago (21 percent lower and 16 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
$292,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Radiologist Salaries

Nuclear Medicine
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Radiology
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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National Average
$292,000

Neuroradiology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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