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Oncologist salary in United States

How much does an Oncologist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $240,163
Low $136,762
High $421,742
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a oncologist is $240,163 per year in the United States. 802 salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023

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Top companies for Oncologists in United States

  1. Cross Country Locums
    56 reviews39 salaries reported
    $509,867per year
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Highest paying cities for Oncologists near United States

  1. Marquette, MI
    $565,761 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Mason City, IA
    $378,793 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $372,588 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $334,456 per year
    20 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $305,090 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $285,206 per year
    43 salaries reported
  1. Sugar Land, TX
    $205,381 per year
    251 salaries reported
  2. West Palm Beach, FL
    $153,022 per year
    32 salaries reported
  3. Palm Springs, CA
    $147,325 per year
    8 salaries reported
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Where can an Oncologist earn more?

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Most common benefits for Oncologists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

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40% of Oncologists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Cardiology Physician

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Emergency Medicine Physician

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Common questions about salaries for an Oncologist

What are the different types of oncology?

There are three main areas of oncology: Medical, surgical and radiation. Medical oncologists use chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy to treat cancer. Surgical oncologists perform surgeries on patients to remove tumors and take biopsies used during diagnoses. Radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to treat cancer.

Other specializations include:

  • Gynecologic oncologists treat uterine, ovarian and cervical cancers.
  • Pediatric oncologists treat cancer in children. Certain types of cancer are more common in children such as brain tumors, leukemia, osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma. Adults may also see a pediatric oncologist if they have a type of cancer normally seen in children.
  • Hematologist-oncologists treat the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
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