Radiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Hampshire $272,820
Wyoming $259,940
Minnesota $253,440
Wisconsin $251,400
South Dakota $248,270
Tennessee $247,360
Maine $247,060
North Dakota $244,550
Alabama $242,890
Montana $242,010
Hawaii $241,600
Colorado $239,540
Alaska $238,740
New Mexico $233,660
Oklahoma $230,060
Indiana $229,120
West Virginia $229,110
Iowa $228,980
Washington $228,860
Nevada $227,080
Virginia $224,380
Utah $224,260
Georgia $221,370
Guam $221,130
Delaware $219,690
Idaho $219,520
Florida $219,010
North Carolina $213,140
Louisiana $200,490
Arizona $205,760
Rhode Island $203,340
Ohio $208,440
Texas $207,750
Kansas $207,140
Missouri $206,070
Vermont $205,180
Connecticut $200,180
California $201,790
Pennsylvania $195,700
New Jersey $195,160
Oregon $201,710
Illinois $196,980
Michigan $186,250
Maryland $179,150
South Carolina $195,040
Massachusetts $188,170
Mississippi $201,220
Arkansas $190,350
New York $166,010
Kentucky $179,690
District of Columbia $172,340
Nebraska $101,950
Virgin Islands $122,820
Puerto Rico $86,220

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 10% less than similar careers in New Jersey. On average, they make less than anesthesiologists but more than ophthalmologists.

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