Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salary

Cardiologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $231K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 83 percent of Cardiologists are male. Most enjoy medical while a little over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$90,000 - $453,150
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$13.18 - $122.59
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Salary $90,000 - $453,150
Bonus $515 - $96,958
Total Pay (?
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$73,320 - $452,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 259
Hourly Data $0$122
Hourly Rate $13.18 - $122.59
Overtime $14.90 - $97.87
Annual Data $0$452K
Bonus $515 - $96,958
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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$73,320 - $452,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Cardiologists are physicians who perform duties related to the cardiovascular system. They are in charge of providing patient with high-quality service, listening to their symptoms, following up with tests as required, delivering diagnoses, and overseeing treatment. Some of their main responsibilities include reading test results, providing recommendations for surgery when needed, and conveying information on cardiovascular disease to patient and their families. Additionally, cardiologists perform pulmonary hypertension tests and cardiac biopsies as required. In all tasks, they follow strict safety and privacy protocols.

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Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Tasks

  • Discuss symptoms, treatments, and diagnoses with patients to aid in decision-making.
  • Document all patient data and interactions.
  • Install pacemakers, prescribe medications, and monitor their effectiveness.
  • Perform medical imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 151 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $230,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $215,000 based on 56 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $228,181

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

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Cardiologists in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Cardiologists will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+36 percent) and San Francisco (+15 percent). Cardiologists in Boston earn salaries far below the national average by 22 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (19 percent lower) and Houston (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Cardiologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$228,000

Experienced
▼6%

▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 15%
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