Interventional Radiology Salary

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The average salary of interventional radiologyadiologist in US is $371,700.

Interventional radiologists earn a substantial salary that’s far higher than a normal radiologist. The main difference between these professions is that these professionals use small catheters and insert tiny cameras into a person’s vein to perform procedures.

Median Interventional Radiology Salary

  • $371,700 per year
  • $179 per hour

Working in surgery rooms and hospitals, an interventional radiologist has a median salary of $371,700 per year, or $179 per hour. The median is the midpoint of a set of data and is seen as the exact middle point of a salary; meaning 50% of radiologists make more than $371,700, and 50% make less than this amount.

Salary range for middle 50% of interventional radiologists

  • $322,700 – $431,000
  • $155 – $207 per hour

The middle 50% of salary data is a figure that provides a true range of salary data by removing the bottom and top 25% of salaries. The data that remains provides a salary range that is what a person with more than 2 years of experience can expect in the field.

The middle 50% for this field has a salary range of $322,700 to $431,000. Hourly, these professionals earn $155 to $207.

Lowest and highest salary

  • Lowest – $278,000 ($134/hour)
  • Highest – $485,000 ($233/hour)

The lowest 10th percentile routinely earns less than their counterparts partly because of their experience level. A professional just entering the field will earn a salary of approximately $278,000 ($134/hour),

Veterans in the field with the highest paying positions can earn as much as $485,000, or $233 an hour.

The total salary package

Total salary package provides a monetary value to the benefits provided by employers in the field. These benefits include bonuses, pension, healthcare, retirement and any other benefits that may or may not be provided by an employer.

The total salary package for interventional radiology is $483,700. This figure is based off of the median salary provided, and will be more or less depending on the base salary of the employee.

Cities with the highest paying interventional radiologists

  • Interventional radiologists in New York, NY earn $438,300.
  • Interventional radiologists in Washington, DC are paid $410,400.
  • Interventional radiologists in Los Angeles, CA earn $407,500.
  • Interventional radiologists in Boston, MA earn $401,500.
  • Interventional radiologists in Baltimore, MD earn $381,800.

States with the highest paying interventional radiologists

  • New York
  • District of Colombia
  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland

Factors affecting interventional radiology salaries

Interventional radiology is a growing field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for all physicians will rise by 18% by 2022.

Demand will play a big role in salary, with understaffed cities and states paying a higher salary. Metropolitan areas routinely provide higher salaries to their employees, but the workload is greatly increased.

Nearly 86% of all professionals in this field will work in the healthcare industry and in a hospital setting. The second highest industry of employment is biotechnology.

The field is broken down into the following:

  • 0-1 years of experience: 49%
  • 2 – 5 years of experience: 18%
  • 5 10 years of experience: 13%
  • 10 – 15 years of experience: 7%
  • 15+ years of experience: 12%

This is an expanding field with a lot of opportunity for growth. Nearly 50% of all professionals in the field have a year or less of experience, showing the rising demand in the industry.

Training and certification requirements for interventional radiologists

The same level of training and education as a doctor is needed before trying to enter this field. A basic educational outline is as follows:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: A typical workload will take 3 to 4 years to complete a bachelor’s degree. Science or health degrees are preferred, but not a necessity to enter medical school.
  • Medical Degree: Requiring approval. Anyone accepted into medical school will have to attend medical school for 4 years before receiving his or her degree.
  • Residency: Following the completion of a medical degree, an upcoming radiologist will need to enter into a radiology residency for 4 years.
  • Fellowship: The final education requirement is a 2 year fellowship in interventional radiology where a professional will work in a real-life setting, helping an experienced interventional radiologist.

Licensing will follow fellowship. A professional may also become certified by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

International Interventional radiology salaries

Interventional radiologists earn £98,400 per annum in the United Kingdom.

Interventional radiologists earn C$30,000 – C$199,000 per annum in Canada.

Interventional radiologists earn AU$60,000 – AU$196,500 per annum in Australia.

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