Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary (United States)

Oncologists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($227,940) annually in the United States. The pay spectrum stretches from $101,388 to $400,526 per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all employees, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary (?
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$99,929 - $368,811
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MEDIAN: $217,856
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Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary (?
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$44.18 - $254.03
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National Salary Data

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$0$140K$280K$420K
Salary
$99,929 - $368,811  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,265  
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $145,437  
Total Pay (?
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$101,388 - $400,526  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 441
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$44.18 - $254.03  
   
Overtime
$39.31 - $118.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,265  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,091 - $145,437  
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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$101,388 - $400,526  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

  • Provide treatment plans that take into account the nature of the cancer, the patients' wishes and best medical options.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and other factors to reduce cancer risks or side effects of treatment.
  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Paychecks hover around six figures from career onset with typical starting salaries of about $210K per year. Pay amounts to $245,545 after 10 to 20 years. Wages continue to improve for Oncologists after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $254,701. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Boston
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National Average
$228,000
Seattle
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Minneapolis
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New York
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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Surpassing the national average by 11 percent, Oncologists in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Los Angeles and New York (-15 percent and -13 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$228,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 6%
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