10 Countries With The Highest Radiologist Salaries

(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.

1. Canada

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.


2. Switzerland

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.


3. Australia

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.


5. Norway

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.

6. Germany

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.


7. Ireland

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.


9. France

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.