Cardiovascular surgeons employed in the United States earn an average annual salary of $515,000 a year after three or more years of practice based on the salary information reported by ValueMD.com. The best paid cardiovascular surgeons can earn up to $811,000 a year.
The Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 revealed that pediatric cardiovascular surgery was the third highest paid specialty in 2010, after orthopedic and neurological surgery, with an average annual income of $681,408. Cardiovascular surgeons were ranked ninth, with a median yearly salary of $567,171.
The average salary for cardiovascular surgeons working in the United States is $180,000 a year according to the salary data reported by Indeed, $558,719 a year based on the salary figures reported by StudentDoc.com, $561,000 a year according to SurgeonSalary.net, and $560,659 a year according to a salary report from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).
The recruitment firm MD & DDS Resources reports an average annual salary of $533,084 for cardiac and thoracic surgeons and $413,629 for vascular surgeons. The recruitment agency Profiles reports a median annual wage of $522,875 for cardiac and thoracic surgeons with at least six years of professional experience.
Based on an Allied Physicians survey, the highest reported annual salary for this occupation was $852,717 and the lowest, $351,108 in the period from 2003 to 2006.
Cardiovascular surgeons in their first year on the job earn $336,000 a year on average according to the salary data reported by ValueMD.com. The average starting salary for vascular surgeons is $270,000 a year. The recruitment firm Profiles reports an average starting pay of $360,000 a year for cardiac and thoracic surgeons and $259,400 a year for vascular surgeons.
Cardiovascular surgeons generally earn salaries in the range from $351,108 to $852,717 a year based on the salary data reported by StudentDoc.com. Board Certified cardiovascular surgeons typically report earning an annual income in the range from $324,000 to $500,000 according to the salary information provided by SurgeonSalary.net.
Salary by state
Cardiovascular surgeons’ annual salaries depend on geographical location among other factors and can vary significantly from state to state. Based on the salary data reported by Indeed, cardiovascular surgeons based in California earn $194,000 a year on average, those employed in New York are paid $218,000 a year on average, and surgeons working in Texas earn an average yearly salary of $174,000.
Cardiovascular surgeons employed in Oregon are paid around $171,000 annually, those working in Montana make $170,000 a year on average, and surgeons based in Florida earn an average annual income of $169,000 a year.
Professionals working in New Jersey make around $193,000 annually, those based in Massachusetts are paid around $212,000 a year, and surgeons employed in Illinois earn an average pay of $198,000 a year.
Cardiovascular surgeons based in Nevada make $149,000 a year on average, those working in Arizona are paid around $153,000 a year, and professionals employed in New Mexico earn a median yearly wage of $159,000. Surgeons in Maine and Wyoming make $154,000 a year on average, those based in New Hampshire and Washington are paid around $177,000 annually, and professionals working in Alaska earn an average yearly salary of $141,000.
Cardiovascular surgeons employed in Michigan earn an average annual income of $181,000, those working in Idaho make $120,000 annually on average, and professionals based in Indiana are paid $175,000 a year on average. Surgeons in Hawaii earn around $116,000 a year, those employed in Maryland make $183,000 a year on average, and professionals working in Pennsylvania earn an average annual pay of $169,000 according to Indeed’s salary figures.
Salary by city
Cardiovascular surgeons’ annual pay can also vary considerably from city to city. Surgeons employed in New York typically earn around $233,000 a year, those based in Los Angeles make $184,000 a year on average, and professionals based in Houston are paid around $192,000 annually based on the salary data reported by Indeed.
Cardiovascular surgeons based in Atlanta, Boston and Washington are paid $214,000 a year on average, those employed in Philadelphia make $179,000 a year on average, and professionals working in Phoenix earn an average annual income of $146,000 a year. Surgeons in Chicago earn around $203,000 a year, those based in Denver make $164,000 a year on average, and professionals employed in Dallas earn $175,000 annually on average.
Cardiovascular surgeons in Las Vegas are paid $140,000 a year on average, those working in Austin earn around $162,000 annually, and professionals based in Seattle earn an average annual pay of $183,000. Surgeons in San Francisco are paid around $232,000 a year, those employed in San Diego make $174,000 a year on average, and professionals based in Indianapolis earn an average yearly salary of $148,000 according to Indeed’s salary data.