Radiologist salary

Radiologist’s salary in the United States is about $216,577 per year. In fact, an overall salary for a radiologist is determined by various factors such as geographic region, years of work experience, gender, board certification, and region of practice. An average yearly salary for a radiologist with less than 5 years of work experience is about $157,909 while a radiologist with work experience ranging from between 6 to 12 years receives an annual salary of about $422,400(this is an extreme and proBably happening only in Texas). In addition, a radiologist with more than 12 years of work experience receives a much higher annual salary of about $250,225. Radiologist salary is definitely one of the highest salary on medical field compared to other medical fields.

Radiologist job description

A radiologist is a health care professional who specializes in an imaging technology to diagnose and treat various types of disorders. The radiologist examines and diagnoses benign and malignant tumors with the aid diagnostic imaging equipment such as X-rays, radioisotopes and radioactive materials. The main duty of a radiologist is to determine the appropriate treatment course to the consulted patients. The radiologist usually assists other health care specialists to diagnose the disorder based on the radiology lab reports.

How much does a radiologist make a year ?

Average radiologist salary

An average salary for a radiologist is about $216,577 per year while an hourly wage ranges from between $14 to $31 per hour.

Radiologist salary in USA

Based on percentiles, the median yearly salary for 50th percentile of radiologists has been around $216,577. Similarly, about 25th percentile of radiologists received $180,813, 15th percentile of them received $157,966 while top 10th percentile received $269,526 per year. Average radiologist salary in most of states of USA remains above 200k USD.

radiologist salary in Canada, UK and USA

radiologist salary

Radiologist salary in Canada

A radiologist in Canada receives an annual salary ranging from between C$30,201 – C$199,553. In fact, a bonus ranging from between C$267.50 – C$62,500 will be credited to his or her account. In addition, a radiologist in Canada receives his or her total earnings ranging from between C$32,681 – C$221,471 per annum.

Radiologist salary and wage in UK

The average expected salary for a radiologist based in United Kingdom is about £98,407 per annum. According to all salary survey, the median salary for a radiologist is about £75,000 per annum. An average hourly wage for a radiologist is about £20.7. The radiologist’s salary varies based on his or her age as the one in 20s earns up to £76,056, in 30s earns about £110,579, in 40s and 50s earns about £120,033 per annum.

Radiologist salary in Australia

On an average, a radiologist in Australia receives an annual salary ranging from between AU$60,000 – AU$196,527. In addition, a bonus ranging from between AU$1,965 – AU$15,000 will be credited to his or her account. In fact, a radiologist in Australia receives his or her total earnings ranging between AU$59,334 – AU$205,734 per annum.

Interventional radiologist salary

An Interventional radiologist diagnoses and treats various diseases in addition to other body impairments that require the aid of minimally invasive imaging techniques like MRI. An average annual salary for an interventional radiologist ranges from between $280,000 to $440,588 according to the radiology salary survey reports.

Radiologist education, training and certification

To become a radiologist, one should first complete an entry-level education (Bachelor’s degree in biology or chemistry) and then complete 4 years of study in medicine from an accredited medical school. On completion of one year of internship, residency in the field of medical radiology should be done which usually lasts for about 5 years. The candidate should then pass the board exams and apply for a 1 to 2 years fellowship program in radiology.

Conclusion about radiologist salary

In the United States, the radiologists are one among the highest paid health care specialties. According to the BLS, the radiologists employed in hospitals received a mean hourly wage of about $26.33 per hour.

17 Responses to Radiologist salary

  1. Chris says:

    Thank you for this article,but let me write more about differences between X-ray tech’s and Radiologists.

    Radiologists are the specialized Medical Doctors who Diagnose the Radiographs, Radiology Technicians (Rad Techs/ Xray Techs) are the people who take the X-rays.

    Xray Techs on average go to school from anywhere from 1-4 years (depending on region) and make on average 60-80,000/year

    Radiologists on average go to school for 13-14 years (4 years undergrad + 4 years Medical School + 5 year residency). Radiologists can then sub-specialize for an additional year (Neuro, Mammography &c). Radiologists make on average around 300-600,000/year.

    • Thanks for update, where did you take these data, can you prove them, please ? Our data come from deep salary research.

      • Brian S. says:

        With no disrespect to your salary numbers, are you certain that these numbers are correct? This comment is in regards to this webpage as well as to Chris who commented before.

        I see that many other sites on the internet have physician radiologist salaries listed between around $220,000 USD to around $250,000 USD. Maybe I am wrong and every area is different, but $400k – $600k seems a bit far-fetched and high up there. Once again, I do not mean to disrespect anyone with this post, and I would appreciate a reply. Thanks!

        • Thank you for update!
          According to wiki answers, it is possible to earn this huge amount of money. Everything is possible in Texas.

          But yes, average radiologist salary is close to $220,000 USD in USA.

          • Joshua Ewell, DO says:

            I am a radiology resident. I can unequivocally state that’s your numbers are incorrect. Additionally, all physicians use the mgma salary survey. You can also get less reliable numbers from medscapes surveys, both of which demonstrate your assumptions and references to a wiki are incorrect.

  2. Carl S says:

    Radiologist salaries exceeding $400,000-600,000 per year are extremely common. In less than a minute on Google, I found multiple openings for radiologists in FL (my state) that offered more than $500,000/yr. Partners in larger radiology practices can have salaries above $800,000.

    There’s a reason why people joke about radiologist being paid in gold doubloons.

    • Raddoculous says:

      Did you check the dates on those job postings. Those kind of salaries were common in 2007 (when I applied to radiology) but are NO MORE. Trust me, I browse the CURRENT radiology postings daily.

      Currently, job postings range from 250k to 350 (VIR) up to 500k (neuro IR with stroke call). You will see no postings in the last year and half for over 550k. While it is possible that some older attendings are still making this in private practice, they are doing it on the backs of young MDs whom they hire at a low salary because they are desparate for work. No one coming into the field now will make that kind of money.

      Currently, you can not get a job without fellowship (4yrs undergrad + 4 yrs med school + 5 yrs residency + 1 yr fellowship)= 14 yrs minimum. 25% of my classmates have signed on for a second fellowship in order to compete in the job market.

      My sister is a Radiology Tech. She did a two-year program and makes $40/hr. The salaries of the rad techs often seem to get mixed in with radiology salaries, which is the mistake this website seems to have made.

  3. Tamsyn says:

    Does anyone know the process it will take to have a norwegian radiologist
    Bachelor usable in the US? I am a US citizen, newly educated in Norway.

  4. Dr Resonance says:

    A Radiologist in Australia has studied for around 12 – 13 years including Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and 5 years of specialist Radiology training including subspecialty Fellowship training such as womens imaging, paediatrics or interventional radiology. A public hospital radiologist takes home around 400k, and a private radiologist can take home 600k to 1.4mill depending on geography, workload, and whether they are an equity partner or a salaried corporate employee. This is the reality in Australia at present

  5. AnilS says:

    HI Guys, after doing bachelor degree on radiologist, is it easy to find a job or not??

    • Raddoculous says:

      You cannot be a radiologist after a bachelors degree. It requires a Medical Doctorate–aka MD (or international equivalent)

  6. Donald says:

    Its a good field indeed, am very iterested.

  7. Tamina Nicholson says:

    I think I want to do this when i grow up because its a good job they make good money but Im still in high school.Imma go to college for this.

  8. Sasha says:

    So for the next 14 years what can I do to make money after my bachelors

  9. says:

    It’s impressive that you are getting ideas from this piece of writing as well
    as from our discussion made at this place.

  10. I'm me says:

    If I absolved University of Medicine and Farmacy (3 years – i’m radiographer – or x-ray tech) and the master (CT) … Can I equate studies in UK (somehow) and continue to become a radiologist?

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