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Rheumatologist Salary

Average Rheumatologists in the United States make around $175K annually. Rheumatologists largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$105,000 - $226,251
MEDIAN: $174,557

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$105,000 - $226,251  
$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).
$105,726 - $228,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109

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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.

Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $171K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $185K. Rheumatologists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $179K.

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