Radiologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Radiologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $244,220
Alabama $163,790
Arkansas $127,190
Arizona $229,090
California $204,190
Colorado $219,310
Connecticut $221,870
District of Columbia $167,090
Delaware $216,600
Florida $197,710
Georgia $235,060
Guam $221,130
Hawaii $228,470
Iowa $219,300
Idaho $241,670
Illinois $160,050
Indiana $237,470
Kansas $186,790
Kentucky $223,770
Louisiana $164,470
Massachusetts $207,990
Maryland $182,970
Maine $257,550
Michigan $173,480
Minnesota $245,040
Missouri $198,920
Mississippi $143,010
Montana $247,260
North Carolina $196,670
North Dakota $266,510
Nebraska $114,250
New Hampshire $275,840
New Jersey $208,820
New Mexico $229,100
Nevada $227,500
New York $139,710
Ohio $212,160
Oklahoma $114,570
Oregon $199,960
Pennsylvania $187,440
Puerto Rico $109,490
Rhode Island $197,950
South Carolina $170,280
South Dakota $227,710
Tennessee $231,960
Texas $195,630
Utah $218,210
Virginia $201,770
Virgin Islands $106,860
Vermont $151,020
Washington $239,080
Wisconsin $239,610
West Virginia $222,270
Wyoming $234,610

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.

Career Median Salary
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Gynecologist salary $238K
Orthodontist salary $226K
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Family practitioner salary $201K
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Radiologist salary $201K
Sports medicine physician salary $201K
Dermatologist salary $201K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)