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Rheumatologist Salary

Rheumatologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $175K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Rheumatologists who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Job satisfaction for Rheumatologists is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$104,086 - $221,515
MEDIAN: $173,586

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$104,086 - $221,515  
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$105,514 - $227,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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 $163K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $199K. Rheumatologists see a median salary of $187K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Rheumatologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $189K.

Experience Affects Rheumatologist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


39 %
61 %

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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 19%