(Last Updated On: January 22, 2020)
Radiology is a medical discipline that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. They are responsible for reporting most imaging procedures used in diagnosing medical conditions and will perform many of the interventional procedures. The two types of radiologist are a diagnostic radiologist (they mainly find out what is clinically wrong with patients using a range of imaging techniques) and a interventional radiologist (uses image guided pin hole surgery to treat a variety of conditions). Here is a list of countries with the highest paid radiologists.
Salary: USD 536,000
Canada has approximately 2,500 radiologist with the vast majority working in the public sector since private clinics are not allowed to operate CTs or MRIs. Radiologists are all fee for service and not on salary. In Quebec, radiologist are the best paid specialist with an average earning of CA$700,000. In Ontario, the top 154 diagnostic radiologists are able to bill a sum of fees amounting to CA$200 million annually for their services.
Salary: USD 523,000
Swiss medical specialists are among the highest paid in Europe. Radiologist are able to make an average of CHF 506,700 annually.
Salary: USD 445,000
Australia has about 2,000 radiologists serving a population of over 24 million people. They have pay packages of up to AU$650,000 and this can rise higher with incentives and bonuses. Those on locums are paid between AUD 3,000 – AUD 3,500 per day.
4. United States
Salary: USD 420,000
According to Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report, radiologist in the US make an average of $420,000. This is higher than the average salary of most specialists.
Salary: USD 412,000
Radiologist in Norway working in private health get a starting salary of NOK 1.7 million and once one attains a senior level they can earn up to NOK 3.7 million per year. The median pay stands at around NOK 2.7 million.
Salary: USD 255,000
Radiologist are among the highest paid medical specialists in the country making an average gross revenue of €230,000 a year.
Salary: USD 200,000
Experienced radiologists are able to earn an average of €180,000 when based in this country.
8. New Zealand
Salary: USD 165,000
A specialist radiologist get a salary of NZD 152,000 – NZD 250,000. The amount can go over NZD 300,000 if they are able to get overtime pay.
Salary: USD 155,000
Experienced radiologists working in private hospitals make an average of €8,000 net of taxes.
10. United Kingdom
Salary: USD 137,000
Most doctors in the UK work under the NHS hence have a standard salary. The basic starting salary for a trainee specialty earns between £37,200 – £47,000. Newly qualified consultants have a starting salary of £78,000 and this goes up to £105,000 annually once attains 10 – 19 years in experience.