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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1212 Cardiologists

Diagnose, treat, manage, and prevent diseases or conditions of the cardiovascular system. May further subspecialize in interventional procedures (e.g., balloon angioplasty and stent placement), echocardiography, or electrophysiology.


National estimates for Cardiologists
Industry profile for Cardiologists
Geographic profile for Cardiologists

National estimates for Cardiologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Cardiologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,610 12.7 % $ 170.18 $ 353,970 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Cardiologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 79.62 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 165,610 (5) (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Cardiologists:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Cardiologists are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Cardiologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Cardiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 14,450 0.54 (5) (5)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,460 0.06 $ 141.03 $ 293,340
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.03 $ 176.21 $ 366,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $ 149.95 $ 311,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 80 0.00 $ 47.10 $ 97,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Cardiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 14,450 0.54 (5) (5)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,460 0.06 $ 141.03 $ 293,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $ 149.95 $ 311,900
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.03 $ 176.21 $ 366,520
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 0.00 $ 78.30 $ 162,860

Top paying industries for Cardiologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 14,450 0.54 (5) (5)
Outpatient Care Centers 340 0.03 $ 176.21 $ 366,520
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $ 149.95 $ 311,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,460 0.06 $ 141.03 $ 293,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 70 (7) $ 92.72 $ 192,860


Geographic profile for Cardiologists:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Cardiologists are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Cardiologists, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of cardiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Cardiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 3,340 0.20 1.53 $ 165.08 $ 343,370
New Jersey 2,950 0.77 5.80 (5) (5)
New York 1,610 0.19 1.40 $ 141.72 $ 294,770
Florida 1,490 0.17 1.31 $ 172.80 $ 359,420
Texas 1,080 0.09 0.67 $ 174.04 $ 361,990


Map of location quotient of cardiologists by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cardiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 2,950 0.77 5.80 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 220 0.34 2.59 $ 173.63 $ 361,150
Delaware 100 0.23 1.72 (5) (5)
California 3,340 0.20 1.53 $ 165.08 $ 343,370
Colorado 510 0.19 1.46 (5) (5)


Map of annual mean wages of cardiologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Cardiologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Arkansas (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Colorado 510 0.19 1.46 (5) (5)
Delaware 100 0.23 1.72 (5) (5)
Hawaii 60 0.12 0.88 (5) (5)



Map of employment of cardiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Cardiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,800 0.44 3.31 $ 172.26 $ 358,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,070 0.36 2.73 $ 151.06 $ 314,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 510 0.19 1.45 (5) (5)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 450 0.19 1.40 $ 167.89 $ 349,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 400 0.11 0.84 $ 174.39 $ 362,730
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 300 0.12 0.89 $ 148.70 $ 309,290
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 300 0.24 1.81 $ 164.61 $ 342,390
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 250 0.26 1.95 $ 153.65 $ 319,580
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 220 0.76 5.72 $ 159.80 $ 332,380
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 210 0.12 0.88 $ 166.61 $ 346,540


Map of location quotient of cardiologists by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cardiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 220 0.76 5.72 $ 159.80 $ 332,380
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.49 3.70 (5) (5)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,800 0.44 3.31 $ 172.26 $ 358,310
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 0.37 2.76 (5) (5)
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 130 0.37 2.76 $ 149.96 $ 311,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,070 0.36 2.73 $ 151.06 $ 314,200
Boulder, CO 60 0.31 2.32 (5) (5)
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.29 2.19 (5) (5)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 250 0.26 1.95 $ 153.65 $ 319,580
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 140 0.25 1.91 (5) (5)


Map of annual mean wages of cardiologists by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Cardiologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boulder, CO 60 0.31 2.32 (5) (5)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.49 3.70 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 70 0.02 0.13 (5) (5)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 50 0.05 0.38 (5) (5)
Columbus, OH 40 0.04 0.28 (5) (5)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 210 0.14 1.08 (5) (5)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.18 1.33 (5) (5)
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.25 1.89 (5) (5)
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 60 0.21 1.56 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Cardiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 5.29 (8) (8)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.04 $ 165.62 $ 344,490
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.49 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Cardiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.70 5.29 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.49 (5) (5)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.04 $ 165.62 $ 344,490

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Cardiologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.49 (5) (5)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.14 1.04 $ 165.62 $ 344,490


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022