Rheumatologist Salary

Average Rheumatologists in the United States make around $176K annually. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Rheumatologists making up 59 percent of survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — roughly a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$102,987 - $229,201
MEDIAN: $175,815

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$102,987 - $229,201  
$0.00 - $34,255  
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$103,341 - $233,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

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 $199K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Rheumatologists make a median salary of $187K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $189K.

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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%