Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salary

Oncologists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $249K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Oncologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$111,063 - $424,791
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$250K
$420K
MEDIAN: $251,327
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$0$427K
Salary $111,063 - $424,791
Bonus $2,466 - $49,665
Profit Sharing $6,000
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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$108,477 - $427,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291
Hourly Data $0$250
Hourly Rate $19.57 - $206
Overtime $250
Annual Data $0$427K
Bonus $2,466 - $49,665
Profit Sharing $6,000
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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$108,477 - $427,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

An oncologist is a specialized physician or doctor who is trained in a wide variety of diagnoses and cancer treatment procedures. This person often works in a hospital or medical office. While many work during regular business hours, it is not unusual for an oncologist to work extended hours, especially within a hospital setting.

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Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Tasks

  • Examine patients, images, and laboratory results to diagnose and recommend treatments for cancer.
  • Track progress and health of patients.
  • Provide treatment plans that take into account the nature of the cancer, the patients' wishes and best medical options.
  • Recommend changes to diet, exercise, and other factors to reduce cancer risks or side effects of treatment.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Oncologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Oncologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $233,000 based on 158 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Oncologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $242,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Oncologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $254,000 based on 79 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Oncologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $307,000 based on 55 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $251,310

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

Home to some of the best pay for Oncologists, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Oncologists will also find cushy salaries in Indianapolis (+17 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Cleveland (+8 percent). In New York, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Chicago and Baltimore also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent less).

Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physician / Doctor, Oncologist?

Physician / Doctor, Oncologist in New York:
"Im the best."
Pros: I get to help people with cancer that very much need it.
Cons: I have the life of many people in my hands and that's scary.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Oncologist

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$251,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Oncologist Salaries

▲1%

Hematology
▲1%

National Average
$251,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 13%