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How much does a radiologist really make nowadays?

jdubbsjdubbs Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
edited June 2010 in Careers in Medicine
I'm thinking about malpractice, taxes, etc.
Post edited by jdubbs on

Replies to: How much does a radiologist really make nowadays?

  • vienna manvienna man Registered User Posts: 906 Member
    As much a he wants. He gets a cut of every x-ray and mri taken at a given facility. He just needs to fee split with the other docs to get more pictures.
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Registered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    I use salary.com's wizard for these sorts of things.

    Salary Information | Salary.com

    Punch in the field (in this case "Physician Radiology") and the desired zip code.
  • HONORLIONSHONORLIONS Registered User Posts: 1,582 Senior Member
    Well a radiologist in the middle of Wyoming may not make as much as one in the bustle of LA or NYC. Plus it depends on where they're working, and how big the practice is.

    But I've heard many make like 400k+, which is why its so cut throat to get into it's residenacy
  • bluedevilmikebluedevilmike Registered User Posts: 11,964 Senior Member
    I don't know the specifics for radiology, but in general physicians make LESS in big cities, not more.
  • my$0.02my$0.02 Registered User Posts: 902 Member
  • EngineerHeadEngineerHead Registered User Posts: 928 Member
    BDM is right, physicians get offered more by hospitals in rural areas. People don't want to live there.

    Our government offers a more accurate representation of actual salaries
    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • educationinfoeducationinfo Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Radiologic technologists take X-rays and administer nonradioactive materials into patients' bloodstreams for diagnostic purposes. Person interested in this field can earn good. There is good career in this field.
  • collegestu816collegestu816 Registered User Posts: 238 Junior Member
    On average, the best I've heard is around $350K/yr for diagnostic radiologists and around $400K/yr for interventional (e.g. radiation oncology). Interventional radiologists do have to go through an additional 2-year fellowship to sub-specialize, during which they make about $70K/year.

    The averages dont mean much because there is such a wide range of salaries, which for radiologists ranges anywhere from $200K to $1 million. It's just better to know the important trends of which ones get paid more or less and decide which type of work, environment, and lifestyle best suits you:

    -academic radiologists make less than private ones, especially those at prestigious universities
    -those working in rural areas make more than those in popular urban areas
    -those who work more hours/week make more than those who work less, simply because they see more patients and thus can bill the insurance companies more times.
    -those who own a private practice or work as part of one make more than those working at larger hospitals
    -the radiologists that have longer working experience will make more than those just starting.
    -those in areas where malpractice insurance is cheaper or have it paid for by their employer will make a bit more
  • ASMAJASMAJ Registered User Posts: 2,097 Senior Member
    for interventional (e.g. radiation oncology).

    Correction: Interventional radiology and radiation oncology are separate fields.
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