Google Trend graph over an 8 period shows the overall trend of people going to Google and searching for Radiologist. The trend has had some peak points in 2005 and 2009 but has declined slightly over the last couple years. This certainly doesn’t detract from the Radiology profession as this career has strong growth numbers and pay.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Radiologists is all grouped into one category that references Physicians and Surgeons in one group. Radiology falls into this basic categorization and says that the 2010 Median Pay is either equal or greater than $166,400 a year which comes out to around $80.00 an hour. Also mentioned in the detailed information at the BLS is medical specialties which would include a trained Radiologist at salary levels of $356,885 a year. The total number of jobs for Physicians and Surgeons was reported in 2010 to be 691,000 total jobs on the market. The overall Physician profession is expected to grow 24% which is faster than most other careers. This will add nearly 168,300 physician jobs which includes radiologist positions to the job pool from 2010 – 2020. Our state by state analysis of Radiologist jobs that are hiring for open positions lists starting salaries for as much as $203,000 a year in the highest paying state.
Listed below is information that is specific to Radiologist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Radiologist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Radiologists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”