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2017 Compensation Survey: Radiologists

2017 Compensation Survey: Radiologists

  • As widely reported, radiologists are still predominantly male with only 16% of females making up the workforce. The average age of respondents was 51.
  • Radiologists work largely in hospitals -- more than 35 percent report serving these facilities. Additionally, radiologists report working roughly equally in academic medical centers, multi-specialty practices, and single-specialty practices.
  • Nearly 68% of radiologists work with groups of fewer than 30 radiologists. Roughly 16% have between 31-50 radiologists in their group.
  • This year's respondents were very experienced. Approximately 38% had more than 20 years of experience.
  • Radiologist work long weeks. More than 75% work more than 40 hours a week.
  • Abdominal and neuroradiology Imaging are popular among radiologists -- 29.5% of respondents, respectively, reported working in these areas. However, 19.7% reported no specialization.
  • The average radiologist respondents salary was $438,504, slightly lower than the salary reported in the 2016 Compensation Survey ($443,936).
  • Most radiologists don't receive bonuses, but nearly 5% reported more than half their salary comes from bonuses or incentives.
  • Forty-four percent of radiologist reported no change in their income from the 2016 Compensation Survey. Thirteen percent reported their salary rose by 5%-10%.
  • Radiologist respondents feel "average" about their salaries with an average score of 3.3 on a 1-to-5 scale. But, 12% were extremely satisfied.
  • The number of radiologists satisfied or extremely satisfied with their career remained roughly the same for the 2016 Compensation Survey -- a little more than 70%. Only 1.9% were extremely unsatisfied.

Diagnostic Imaging’s annual compensation survey results are in. Find out how your salary compares with other radiologists' and whether they are happy or not with their career choices.

Values have been rounded. Data based on U.S. respondents.

What about the rest of the people in your department? Find out.

2017 Compensation Survey: Radiologic Technologists

2017 Compensation Survey: Radiology Administrators

Find out what’s changed and revisit our 2016 Compensation Surveys.


It would be interesting to repeat this excercise in other countries e.g. UK, Australia and NZ

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