The Average Salary 

The average salary of hematologist in US is $275,531.

Hematology is a subspecialty of the internal medicine field. Hematologists deal primarily with blood, lymphatic and bone marrow disorders. This may include different forms of anemia and disorders involving white blood cells, clotting, bleeding and bone marrow failures. Hematology is a demanding career path that requires many years of education and training. However, these individuals earn a very high salary.

  • Median Hematologist Salary
  • Lowest and Highest Salary
  • Salary Range for Middle 50%





Average ​$275,531


$349,895 ($168/h)

Average $275,531







The middle 50% salary range removes the top and bottom earners to provide an even more accurate idea of what a hematologist will earn each year. When you remove the highest and lowest earners from the equation, the salary range for most hematologists ranges from $221,731 to $349,895 per year ($107-$168 per hour).

The Total Salary Package

Base Salary represents 74% : 

Benefits and bonuses includes : 

Retirement Accounts

Disability Insurance

Time Off

Social Security

Other Perks


A hematologist’s compensation goes well beyond a base salary. Bonuses as well as benefits also contribute to overall compensation. Benefits include medical insurance, retirement, time off, pension, disability and Social Security. In total, a hematologist’s salary package is $370,462 per year.

Cities with the highest paying hematologists

CitiesAnnual Salary   
Hematologists Salary in Washington, DC$304,186
Hematologists Salary in Los Angeles, CA$302,092
Hematologists Salary in Boston, MA$297,573
Hematologists Salary in Atlanta, GA$277,873

States with the highest paying hematologists

StatesAnnual Salary   
Hematologist Salary in Columbia$304,186
Hematologist Salary in California$302,092
Hematologist Salary in Massachusetts$297,573

Factors affecting hematologist salaries

A hematologist’s salary is affected by numerous things, including experience, industry and location. Specialization may also play a role.

1. Experience

Interestingly, most hematologists are relatively new to the field: 32% have 0-1 years of experience, while 22% have two to five years. Only 15% of those in this field have 15+ years of experience.

2. Industry

There are four primary industries that employ hematologists:

The remaining one percent work in financial services.

Naturally, the healthcare industry will pay the highest salary, but nonprofit, education and government agencies aren’t too far behind in terms of compensation.

Training and Certification Requirements

To become a hematologist, you will need to dedicate over a decade of your life to education and training. This is a highly specialized field, but the high salary and rewarding career makes it worth the time and effort.

To start, you must earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a related discipline. Most students will major in a science-related field, such as anatomy or biology. Courses in biology, chemistry and physics will be required. Students must also take the MCAT.

The next step is to enter medical school, which will take four years to complete. The first two years will consist of classroom and laboratory work. After the first two years, students must pass the first part of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam). Once passed, students can move onto the final two years of medical school where they will gain clinical, supervised training. During the fourth and final year of medical school, students will have to pass Part 2 of the USMLE.

After completing medical school, you must then enter a residency program for three to five years. At the midpoint of your residency, you’ll need to complete Part 3 of the USMLE and will be granted your license to practice medicine.

Even after your residency is complete, you will still need to move onto a fellowship program that will take two to three years to complete. This will give you the advanced training needed to succeed as a hematologist.

International Hematologist Salaries

CountriesAnnual Salary   
Hematologist Salaries in the United Kingdom £25,000 – £98,453
Hematologist Salaries in CanadaCAD$182,232 – CAD$440,526
Hematologist Salaries in AustraliaAU$40,268 – AU$196,484


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