Cardiologist Salary

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The lowest paid Cardiologist is in Vermont and earns 95.13 while the highest paid Cardiologist is in Minnesota and makes over $120.00 an hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels may correspond to working fewer hours and represent part time physicians. The highest pay levels are found in major metropolitan areas where the mean or average wage is over $200.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

A Cardiologist salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Cardiologists work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and medical offices. A physician or surgeon salary will vary depending on the location and the setting.

Area of specialization also plays a part in how much they earn with invasive cardiologist commanding more per hour than a non-invasive cardiologist. The assumption was made that the Cardiologists reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.

Median Hourly & Annual Data Hourly

Hourly Wage

Hourly Wage

$26.63

$52.78

$96.16 $125 $185.10

Annual Wage

$55,390

$109,790 $200,000 $260,000 $385,091

Percentile

10%

25%

50%

75%

90%


The Cardiologist median salary is approximately $96 per hour. The lowest 10% earn less than $27 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $185 per hour

Annually

On an annual basis Cardiologist's earn an average of $200,000. The lowest 10% earn less than $56,000 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $385,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average. 

Lowest and Highest Cardiologist Salary

The lowest paid Cardiologist earns less with mean or average wages below $27 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels  may correspond to working fewer hours and represent part time physicians.  The highest pay levels are found in major metropolitan areas where the mean or average wage is over $200.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Interventional Cardiologists

Interventional cardiologists earn as high as $500,000 per year or approximately $248.38 per hour. 

Non-Interventional Cardiologists

Non-interventional cardiologists usually earn around $300,000 per year or approximately $144.23 per hour. 

Cardiac Surgeons

Cardiac surgeons are the highest earning heart specialists with some earnings reports as high as $700,000 per year.

Top 5 States

The best states to earn a cardiologist salary are lumped in with other internists and may vary slightly for cardiologists. The 5 best states are Mississippi, Minnesota, Maine, South Dakota, and New Hampshire. 

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The top 5 cities to earn a cardiologist salary are Wausau WI, Tyler TX, Springfield OH, St Cloud MN, and Modesto CA.

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Other Industries that Employ Cardiologists

The majority of cardiologists are employed in hospitals and clinics, A small number of cardiologists work in federal service, military healthcare systems, and universities.

Employment Data

It is estimated that there are over 23,000 Cardiologists in the U.S. The majority of these are considered self employed.

Where They Work

Of all the Cardiologists employed in the United States the majority of them work in a private or group practice setting and can be found in clinics or medical office buildings. A small number can be found working directly in hospitals or other medical centers.

Private Practice vs. Employment

Virtually all physicians are considered private practice or self-employed. A few cardiologists are employed by federal or state governments. A small number may also be found in the military.

Benefits

Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors.  A typical employment benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.

Physicians are often small business owners and may fund a benefits package for 1 to 50 employees depending on the size of the practice.

International Salary


UK[1]

In the UK, the average cardiologist salary is about £94,000. This can range from £42,775 at the lower end to £142,300 at the higher end for more established cardiologists. The exact salary varies depending upon type of specialization, years of experience, geographical location, and place of work and size of the establishment.

The job outlook for cardiologists continues to be very good as more and more people are being diagnosed with heart disease and other issues of the cardiovascular system. With statistics showing that heart disease still is the leading cause of death in the UK, there is an ever increasing need for specialist physicians trained in helping prevent and treat this disease.  Cardiologists who choose to undergo extensive training in further specialties have a better chance of higher salaries.


Median Hourly

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

88.04 CAD

145.76 CAD

171.19 CAD

 

 

Annually

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

154,073 CAD

254,344 CAD

293,432  CAD

The top paying provinces and territories to earn a cardiologist salary are Calgary-Alberta, Edmonton-Alberta, Fredericton-New Brunswick, London-Woodstock Area –Ontario and Winnipeg-Manitoba.

The majority of cardiologists are employed in hospitals and clinics, a small number of cardiologists work in government service, military healthcare systems and universities.

Australia[3]

Western Australian public interns earned $56,758 per annum and public consultants / specialists earned up to $210,102 per annum depending on years of experience.*

Other figures for cardiologists include between $1653 and $3438 per week,* or between $152,000-$205,000 per annum, depending on experience and the type of organization.

[1] http://www.gapmedics.co.uk/blog/2013/11/04/cardiology-career-guide-qualifications-job-outlook-salaries [2] http://www.healthcaresalarycanada.com/cardiologist_salary_canada.html [3] http://www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au/occupations/Pages/cardiologist.aspx


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