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Average Cardiac Surgeon Salary

$360,177
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,073
Bonus
$6,750
Commission
$25,000
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The average salary for a Cardiac Surgeon is $360,177.
10%
$99k
MEDIAN
$360k
90%
$680k
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$99k - $680k
Bonus
$109 - $101k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $59k
Commission
$0 - $7k
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$98k - $727k
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What Do Cardiac Surgeons Do?

Cardiac Surgeon Tasks
  • Provide operative, preoperative and critical care diagnosis, treatment and procedures for patients with pathological conditions of the chest.
  • Communicate with families and patients regarding care plans and make referrals to other specialists as per the standard of care.
  • Treat pathologic conditions of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the great vessels, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm and pericardium.
  • Treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease created by various causes including endocarditis.
  • Provide surgical care of coronary artery disease, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors and diseases of the diaphragm.

Job Satisfaction for Cardiac Surgeon

4.5 out of 5
(19)
Extremely Satisfied
3Reviews

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Cardiac Surgeon. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Cardiac Surgeon
Cardiovascular Surgeon
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Cardiac Surgeons?

Skills in Open Heart, Surgery, Medicine / Surgery and Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cardiology.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Surgeons?

An entry-level Cardiac Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $295,490 based on 18 salaries. An early career Cardiac Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $283,512 based on 66 salaries. A mid-career Cardiac Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $322,481 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Cardiac Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $393,054 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $402,683.
Employees with Cardiac Surgeon in their job title in Tampa, Florida earn an average of 84.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (33.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (24.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (32.2% less) and Houston, Texas (20.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 251 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.2%
Early Career
26.3%
Mid Career
20.3%
Experienced
21.5%
Late Career
24.7%