Average Cardiac Surgeon Salary

$384,549
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$102k
MEDIAN
$385k
90%
$703k

The average salary for a Cardiac Surgeon is $384,549

Base Salary
$102k - $703k
Bonus
$104 - $102k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $59k
Commission
$0 - $7k
Total Pay
$102k - $765k
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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.
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Job Satisfaction for Cardiac Surgeon

4.5 out of 5
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Gender Breakdown

Male
82.4%
Female
17.6%
This data is based on 34 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

84%

Dental

63%

Vision

53%

None

16%