Cardiac Surgeon Salary in the US

$363,400
per year
per month
$30,280
per month
per year
Bonus
$18,500/year
Profit Sharing
$21,400/year
Bonus
$1,540/month
Profit Sharing
$1,780/month

Cardiac Surgeon - Average Salary

The average salary for a Cardiac Surgeon is $363,400 per year ($30,280 per month), which is $309,910 (+579%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Cardiac Surgeon can expect an average starting salary of $104,320. The highest salaries can exceed $690,340.
$104,320
Low
$363,400
Average salary
$690,340
High
$8,690
Low
$30,280
Average salary
$57,530
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
$0
$424,200
$848,340
Salary$104,320 - 690,340
Bonus$0 - 103,500
Profit Sharing$8,000 - 54,500
Total Pay$112,320 - 848,340
$0
$35,350
$70,690
Salary$8,690 - 57,530
Bonus$0 - 8,620
Profit Sharing$670 - 4,540
Total Pay$9,360 - 70,690

Cardiac Surgeon Salary Range

Low
$104,320
Average salary
$363,400
Experienced
$518,430
High
$690,340
Low
$8,690
Average salary
$30,280
Experienced
$43,200
High
$57,530
Among Cardiac Surgeons in the U.S., Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiac Transplant Surgeons tend to have higher salaries.

Cardiac Surgeon - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Cardiac Transplant Surgeon$422K/year
+16% 
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon$389K/year
+7% 

Cardiac Surgeon - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Cardiac Surgeon with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $245,500 per year. A mid level Cardiac Surgeon with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $276,360, while an experienced Cardiac Surgeon with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $392,400. Cardiac Surgeons with more than 20 years of experience earn $418,330 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Cardiac Surgeon

Late Career▲ +15%
Experienced▲ +8%
Average Salary$363,400/year
Mid Level▼ -24%
Entry Level▼ -32%

Gender Breakdown

Female
24%
Male
76%

Cardiac Surgeon - Jobs by Location

Cardiac Surgeon - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Cardiac Surgeon jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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