Rheumatologist Salary

The average Rheumatologist in the United States earns approximately $179K annually. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Some workers in this field — one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Male Rheumatologists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (63 percent) are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$118,396 - $240,095
MEDIAN: $178,942

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$118,396 - $240,095  
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$118,712 - $243,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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Job Description for Rheumatologist

A rheumatologist specializes in diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as arthritis, tendonitis, gout and osteoporosis, among others. Individuals often visit rheumatologists after receiving a referral from a general practitioner or another medical professional. Rheumatologists review patients' medical records and test results, as well as conduct a physical exam and talk with patients to determine their issues and condition. They work with patients to develop a treatment plan and ensure that patients understand their diagnosis and agreed-upon course of treatment; treatment may involve components such as physical therapy, medication, injections into the joint or tendons, and working with other medical specialists. Rheumatologists must assess the progress of treatment and work with patients to make any adjustments as necessary. Additionally, they must keep accurate, up-to-date patient records; they must follow all rules related to privacy and patient confidentiality at all times.


Rheumatologist Tasks

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

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

Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $176K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $197K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Rheumatologists see a median salary of $185K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $192K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


37 %
63 %

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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 21%