Average Cardiac Surgeon Salary

$349,934
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$93k
MEDIAN
$350k
90%
$677k

The average salary for a Cardiac Surgeon is $349,934

Base Salary
$93k - $677k
Bonus
$105 - $101k
Profit Sharing
$10k - $53k
Total Pay
$97k - $664k
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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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4.7 out of 5
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FAQs About Cardiac Surgeons

What is the highest pay for Cardiac Surgeons?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Cardiac Surgeon is $677k / year

What is the lowest pay for Cardiac Surgeons?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Cardiac Surgeon is $93k / year

How can Cardiac Surgeons increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Cardiac Surgeon is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Cardiac Surgeon that oversees more junior Cardiac Surgeons, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.