Rheumatologist Salary

Rheumatologists in the United States take home approximately $176K per year on average. Male Rheumatologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$102,824 - $229,446
MEDIAN: $175,613

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$103,172 - $233,940  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $171K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $200K. For Rheumatologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $187K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $189K 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: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 24%