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How much does a Radiologist make in the United States?

Average Radiologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Radiologists earn a median hourly wage of $.

Average Radiologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Radiologists earn a median salary of $ per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Radiologist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

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.

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Radiologist Earnings by Seniority

Junior Radiologist Earnings

Junior Radiologists in the United States earn:

$53.67
an hour
$111,630
per year
Starting Radiologist Earnings

Starting Radiologists in the United States earn:

$27.21
an hour
$56,590
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Radiologist salary comparison

Radiologists earn less than 93% percent of Health careers. Radiologist salaries are in the bottom 99% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Radiologists in the United States

Radiologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Radiologist Salary in Minnesota $ $ # 1
Radiologist Salary in South Dakota $ $ # 2
Radiologist Salary in New Hampshire $ $ # 3
Radiologist Salary in Montana $ $ # 4
Radiologist Salary in Wyoming $ $ # 5
Radiologist Salary in Tennessee $ $ # 6
Radiologist Salary in Indiana $ $ # 7
Radiologist Salary in Idaho $ $ # 8
Radiologist Salary in Iowa $ $ # 9
Radiologist Salary in North Dakota $ $ # 10
Radiologist Salary in Colorado $ $ # 11
Radiologist Salary in Alabama $ $ # 12
Radiologist Salary in New Mexico $ $ # 13
Radiologist Salary in Wisconsin $ $ # 14
Radiologist Salary in Maine $ $ # 15
Radiologist Salary in Washington $ $ # 16
Radiologist Salary in Utah $ $ # 17
Radiologist Salary in Georgia $ $ # 18
Radiologist Salary in Nevada $ $ # 19
Radiologist Salary in Hawaii $ $ # 20
Radiologist Salary in Florida $ $ # 21
Radiologist Salary in Delaware $ $ # 22
Radiologist Salary in Arizona $ $ # 23
Radiologist Salary in Texas $ $ # 24
Radiologist Salary in Virginia $ $ # 25
Radiologist Salary in Oregon $ $ # 26
Radiologist Salary in Kansas $ $ # 27
Radiologist Salary in Missouri $ $ # 28
Radiologist Salary in Oklahoma $ $ # 29
Radiologist Salary in Pennsylvania $ $ # 30
Radiologist Salary in Louisiana $88.97 $185,070 # 31
Radiologist Salary in South Carolina $ $ # 32
Radiologist Salary in California $ $ # 33
Radiologist Salary in West Virginia $ $ # 34
Radiologist Salary in New Jersey $ $ # 35
Radiologist Salary in Illinois $ $ # 36
Radiologist Salary in Vermont $ $ # 37
Radiologist Salary in Ohio $ $ # 38
Radiologist Salary in Michigan $86.17 $179,230 # 39
Radiologist Salary in Connecticut $ $ # 40
Radiologist Salary in Maryland $79.68 $165,740 # 41
Radiologist Salary in North Carolina $ $ # 42
Radiologist Salary in Mississippi $ $ # 43
Radiologist Salary in Arkansas $ $ # 44
Radiologist Salary in District of Columbia $83.00 $172,640 # 45
Radiologist Salary in Alaska $87.59 $182,190 # 46
Radiologist Salary in New York $77.64 $161,500 # 47
Radiologist Salary in Kentucky $83.93 $174,570 # 48
Radiologist Salary in Rhode Island $75.22 $156,450 # 49
Radiologist Salary in Nebraska $68.98 $143,480 # 50
Radiologist Salary in Massachusetts $77.39 $160,970 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Radiologist

Interested in becoming a radiologist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good radiologist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A doctorate degree is required to be a Radiologist.

  3. Get Hired

      Loading jobs...

    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.