Rheumatologist Salary

Median pay for Rheumatologists in the United States is around $176K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Rheumatologists making up 59 percent of survey respondents. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$102,987 - $232,032  
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$103,341 - $237,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Job Description for Rheumatologist

  • Assess and evaluate patient and their concerns.
  • Diagnose and treat muscle, bone and joint dysfunction.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rheumatologist

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

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $171K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $197K. Rheumatologists see a median salary of $186K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $191K on average.

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Experience Affects Rheumatologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


41 %
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 24%