Radiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Hampshire $275,840
North Dakota $266,510
Maine $257,550
Montana $247,260
Minnesota $245,040
Alaska $244,220
Idaho $241,670
Wisconsin $239,610
Washington $239,080
Indiana $237,470
Georgia $235,060
Wyoming $234,610
Tennessee $231,960
New Mexico $229,100
Arizona $229,090
Hawaii $228,470
South Dakota $227,710
Nevada $227,500
Kentucky $223,770
West Virginia $222,270
Connecticut $221,870
Colorado $219,310
Iowa $219,300
Utah $218,210
Delaware $216,600
Ohio $212,160
Rhode Island $197,950
New Jersey $208,820
California $204,190
Massachusetts $207,990
Florida $197,710
Missouri $198,920
Oregon $199,960
Texas $195,630
Virginia $201,770
North Carolina $196,670
Maryland $182,970
Pennsylvania $187,440
Kansas $186,790
South Carolina $170,280
Louisiana $164,470
Illinois $160,050
Alabama $163,790
District of Columbia $167,090
Michigan $173,480
Vermont $151,020
Mississippi $143,010
New York $139,710
Arkansas $127,190
Nebraska $114,250
Oklahoma $114,570
Virgin Islands $106,860
Puerto Rico $109,490

How much does a Radiologist earn?

Radiology retains its spot among the three highest paid medical specialties, according to the annual Medscape Physician Compensation Report. Topping the list were orthopedists, cardiologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, and urologists. A radiologist salary is even higher for those who choose a subspecialty like radiation oncology or ultrasonography. About 16% of radiologists earn $500,000 or more; about 8% earn $100,000 or less.

Do Men or Women Earn More?

According to Medscape, there's still a large pay gap between full-time male and female physicians, regardless of specialty. Overall, male physicians earn 30% more than their female counterparts. In radiology, however, that gap is 16.5%, less than in many other specialties.

Radiologist Compensation by Geographical Region

Radiologists in the southwest, with the highest compensation (a mean of $407,000 in 2012), earn 30% more ($94,000) than their colleagues in the north central region, with the lowest compensation (a mean of $313,000 in 2012).

The employment outlook for radiologists is bright. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says demand for all physicians, including radiologists, will grow 24 percent through 2020.

How do radiologist salaries compare to similar careers?

Radiologists earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than oral and maxillofacial surgeons but more than dermatologists.

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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)