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Rheumatologist Salary

Rheumatologists in the United States can expect wages of $174K per year on average. Rheumatologists largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Some workers in this field — just over one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Men make up a slight majority of Rheumatologists (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$104,469 - $226,523
MEDIAN: $174,201

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$104,469 - $226,523  
$0.00 - $34,521  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$105,514 - $229,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $169K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $198K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $185K in this role. Rheumatologists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $187K.

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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.


42 %
58 %

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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%