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Cardiologists Least Satisfied With Compensation in Survey of 22 Specialties

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In a survey of 22 specialties, cardiologists ranked at the bottom when it came to compensation satisfaction, with only 46 percent feeling they were fairly compensated, according to the Medscape Cardiology Compensation Report 2011.

About 40 percent of cardiologists in private practice believed they were paid adequately in 2010. About one half of employed cardiologists were satisfied with their pay.

The median compensation of the cardiologists surveyed was $325,000. About 60 percent said they made more than $300,000 and 20 percent of those cardiologists said they earned more than $500,000. The only other specialties to report higher median incomes were orthopedic surgeons and radiologists at $350,000.

Female cardiologists reported a median compensation of $249,000, while male cardiologists reported $340,000. Most cardiologists with a median compensation of more than $400,000 lived in the Northwest, North Central and South Central regions. Median compensation was lowest in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and West, averaging at $275,000.

Read the Medscape Cardiology Compensation Report 2011.

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