How much does a Surgeon - Cardiothoracic make in the United States? The average Surgeon - Cardiothoracic salary in the United States is $523,389 as of March 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $419,519 and $656,080. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Surgeon - Cardiothoracic Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Surgeon - Cardiothoracic Salary $324,951 US March 26, 2024
25th Percentile Surgeon - Cardiothoracic Salary $419,519 US March 26, 2024
50th Percentile Surgeon - Cardiothoracic Salary $523,389 US March 26, 2024
75th Percentile Surgeon - Cardiothoracic Salary $656,080 US March 26, 2024
90th Percentile Surgeon - Cardiothoracic Salary $776,888 US March 26, 2024
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.


Primary Care: Primary care practice serves as the patient's entry point into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all needed health care services.


Health Care: Health care or healthcare is the improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, amelioration, or cure of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people.

Leadership 2.79%
Primary Care 5.03%
Health Care 3.91%
Others 88.27%

Job Description for Surgeon - Cardiothoracic

Surgeon - Cardiothoracic specializes in the diagnosis, medical management, and surgical treatment of patients with diseases of the heart and lungs. Determines which instruments and method of surgery will be most successful in achieving desired outcome. Being a Surgeon - Cardiothoracic identifies need for tests or follow-up visits. Reviews patient history and confirms need for surgery. Additionally, Surgeon - Cardiothoracic may provide medical personnel with direction concerning patient care. May provide in-service training as needed to address new technology in health care treatment. Provides charting in compliance with all laws and regulations. Requires a MD degree from an accredited school. Typically reports to the chief of surgery. Requires a license to practice. Surgeon - Cardiothoracic's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Surgeon - Cardiothoracic, the highest Surgeon - Cardiothoracic salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Surgeon - Cardiothoracic salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Surgeon - Cardiothoracic salary is in Miami, FL, where the Surgeon - Cardiothoracic salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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