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So I've been trying to get a sense of how much staff cardiologists get paid. I know it varies by subspecialty (i.e. interventional cardiologists get paid on average more than the other subspecialty cardiologists) but I've noticed a huge range (600k-1m+). I also wanted to get a sense of how much staff cardiologists make at busy community sites such as Trillium vs. at academic centers. Also, do staff cardiologists who practice exclusively at community hospitals pay any overhead given that their clinic operates within the hospital? Is the pay comparable to what rads and ophthos make? 

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On 12/13/2020 at 5:49 AM, Eyeboi2020 said:

So I've been trying to get a sense of how much staff cardiologists get paid. I know it varies by subspecialty (i.e. interventional cardiologists get paid on average more than the other subspecialty cardiologists) but I've noticed a huge range (600k-1m+). I also wanted to get a sense of how much staff cardiologists make at busy community sites such as Trillium vs. at academic centers. Also, do staff cardiologists who practice exclusively at community hospitals pay any overhead given that their clinic operates within the hospital? Is the pay comparable to what rads and ophthos make? 

I'm a GIM staff at a large (and busy) community hospital in the GTA, and have cardiologist colleagues and friends.

The huge range is due to the fact you outlined above (on avg cathing cards will make more than a general cards). The other factors that make it hard to predict pay (and hence given ranges instead) include: purely hospital based practice vs purely outpatient based vs mixed, amount of time spent working, time spent on call, number of weekends worked, etc... all these make it really hard to nail down a specific number.

A cardiologist at a busy community site will roughly make 20-30% *more* than an academic cardiologist, AFTER accounting for overhead (which the community guys pay more of). That can be between 100-200k (or even more).

if a cardiologist chooses to purely practice hospital based cardiology, they likely will not pay any overhead, however most "hospital based" cardiology clinics (as well as the wards/consult service/CCU) are staffed on a rotational basis (by all the cardiology staff at the hospital, which can be 5-15 depending on the size of the hospital). I.E. You won't be working every day. *Most* (not all) sub-specialists (cards included) would prefer to have some sort of outpatient practice outside the hospital even if it means paying a bit of overhead.

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