Average Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salary

$391,915
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$29,087
Bonus
$49,500
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The average salary for a Cardiothoracic Surgeon is $391,915.
10%
$124k
MEDIAN
$392k
90%
$640k
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$124k - $640k
Bonus
$3k - $104k
Profit Sharing
$10k - $92k
Total Pay
$120k - $673k
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What Do Cardiothoracic Surgeons Do?

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Tasks
  • Perform complex surgical operations and interventions safely and hygienically.
  • Work with nurses and anesthesiologists to ensure safe treatment.
  • Complete paperwork on procedures, diagnoses, outcomes, and other factors.
  • Explain patient health needs to family members, caretakers, nurses and others.
  • Talk with patients to explain procedures and their risks and outcomes.

Job Satisfaction for Cardiothoracic Surgeon

4.7 out of 5
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What Are Popular Skills for Cardiothoracic Surgeons?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Cardiothoracic Surgeons?

An entry-level Cardiothoracic Surgeon with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $290,210 based on 28 salaries. An early career Cardiothoracic Surgeon with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $343,121 based on 100 salaries. A mid-career Cardiothoracic Surgeon with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $386,839 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Cardiothoracic Surgeon with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $418,760 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $492,645.
Employees with Cardiothoracic Surgeon in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.7% more) and Houston, Texas (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Boston, Massachusetts (34.1% less), Seattle, Washington (23.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (9.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 358 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
27.9%
Mid Career
21.5%
Experienced
25.4%
Late Career
17.3%