Rheumatologist Salary

Rheumatologists in the United States pull down an average of $195K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Rheumatologists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Men working as Rheumatologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$146,980 - $250,162
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MEDIAN: $195,426
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$146,980 - $250,162  
   
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$-0.50 - $99,329  
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$147,959 - $256,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $187K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $227K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $218K.

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
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Rheumatologist Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$198,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

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
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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