Cardiologists' pay rises $150k+ since 2013, survey finds

Private cardiologists' compensation is rising faster than their integrated counterparts, according to a MedAxiom survey.

MedAxiom, a Neptune Beach, Fla.-based cardiovascular consulting firm, surveyed 2,337 full-time physicians from 2008 to 2016 for the report.

Here are three key findings.

1. Full-time private physicians saw median revenue increase $150,000 in 2016 compared to 2013.

2. The highest-paid interventional physicians were electrophysiologists with $607,336 in earnings. 

3. The highest-paid region in the U.S. is the Northeast, with a median compensation of $606,681 per physician. The West ranked lowest in the nation for the fifth year in a row. 

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