Radiologist salary

How much do radiologists make?

What is the salary for a radiologist? conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in May of 2021. Survey respondents represent radiologists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average radiologist salary in 2020


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for radiologists compare to other years?

The average radiologist’s salary continues to rise each year, but in 2020 there was a 6% decline in the average annual salary. Most radiologists (57%) reported a decrease in workload due to COVID-19, which is most likely the reason in the drop of salary.

To learn more about how physician trends changed due to COVID-19, view the full report here.

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Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

In 2020, the gender gap between male and female radiologists widened. Radiology Salary Survey - Male Salary


9% increase Radiology Salary Survey - Female Salary


9% decrease

Where did radiologists work in 2020?

In 2020 most radiologists worked in group practices and hospitals, though many more worked in government facilities this year compared to last year.

Radiology Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed


Radiology Salary Survey - Hospital

Group practice


Radiology Salary Survey - Group practice



View clinician employment trends during the pandemic and insight into how COVID-19 affected their salary and workload.

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Respondent demographics

Radiologists who took this survey

In 2020 most radiologists worked in the southeast. Most are from generation X (born between 1965 and 1980) and have been practicing for more than 30 years. Approximately half of all respondents were full-time employed physicians. To learn more about how physician trends changed due to COVID-19, view the full report here.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are radiologists?

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Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in May 2021. Some recipients had been placed by, and some had not. There was a total of 2300 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states. Best of Staffing Client Logo Best of Staffing Talent Logo Fortune Best Workplace Logo NALTO Logo Beyond Profit Logo Beyond Profit Logo