Cardiac Surgeon Salary

Salaries for Cardiac Surgeons in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($268K) per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, one in five claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Cardiac Surgeons enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Cardiac Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$95,425 - $561,382
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$260K
$560K
MEDIAN: $262,070
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$30.00 - $305.21
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$0$577K
Salary $95,425 - $561,382
Bonus $149.92 - $91,231
Profit Sharing $5,000
Total Pay (?
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).
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$90,000 - $577,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 215
Hourly Data $0$496
Hourly Rate $30.00 - $305.21
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $20.11 - $496.65
Annual Data $0$577K
Bonus $149.92 - $91,231
Profit Sharing $5,000
Total Pay (?
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).
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$90,000 - $577,385
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Cardiac Surgeon

Cardiac surgeons are responsible for performing heart surgeries and other complex operations on patients with heart conditions. These surgeons must be organized and pay close attention to detail to facilitate surgeries, and they must work well in a team environment with other surgeons and medical professionals to complete all objectives under strict deadlines.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Cardiac Surgeon

Pay by Experience for a Cardiac Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Cardiac Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 106 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cardiac Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $256,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Cardiac Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $309,000 based on 73 salaries. A Cardiac Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $399,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $259,120

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cardiac Surgeons will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Cardiac Surgeons in Seattle earning a whopping 46 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Los Angeles and 9 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Cardiac Surgeon

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲19%

National Average
$259,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Cardiac Surgeon Salaries

Surgery
▲28%

Open Heart
▲23%

National Average
$259,000

Cardiology
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 21%
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