What Is the Average Salary of an Oncologist?


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On average, an oncologist brings home an annual salary of $238,832, as of 2015. The typical range for an oncologist's salary is between $222,809 and $351,598.

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Oncologists are physicians who diagnose and treat cancer. Oncologists' salaries vary depending on factors such as location, experience and specialization. Oncologists who work in large cities with a high cost of living tend to make more money than those who work in more rural areas. Oncologists who specialize in hematology tend to bring home higher salaries than those who work in other subfields. An oncologist who is just entering the field can expect to make about $220,000 annually, while oncologists with 2- or more years of experience can make over $300,000 per year.

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