Rheumatologist Salary

An average Rheumatologist in the United States can expect to take home roughly $200K annually. Men make up a slight majority of Rheumatologists (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$147,731 - $252,612
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MEDIAN: $199,527
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$147,731 - $252,612  
   
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$-0.50 - $101,014  
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$148,677 - $275,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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.

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Rheumatologist Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Rheumatologist

Pay by Experience for a Rheumatologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Rheumatologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rheumatologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $177,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Rheumatologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $233,000 based on 12 salaries. A Rheumatologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $228,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Rheumatologist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Rheumatologist Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$203,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 11%