Oncologist salary in United States
How much does an Oncologist make in the United States?
Average base salary
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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Most common benefits for Oncologists
- 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
Salary satisfactionBased on 5 ratings
40% of Oncologists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.
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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.