As of 2012, according to a survey by Medscape, radiologists of all experience levels earn an average salary of $349,000 per year, notes Forest Time for the Houston Chronicle. Radiologists earn more as they gain experience, and first-year radiologists earn a median salary between $330,000 and $335,000.
After six years of practice, the average salary of a radiologist is between $444,850 and $469,800 per year. A radiologist's salary is somewhat dependent on the area of the country where he practices; those in the Southwest earn the most and those in the North Central states earn the least according to a 2013 Medscape compensation survey, notes Time. Gender is also a factor with women earning a substantially lower salary than men as radiologists. Women on average earn just $309,000, while men average $360,000 per year.