If you’re thinking about becoming a radiologist or are a radiologist interested in learning about locum tenens work, you’re probably wondering about pay.
As you consider locum tenens positions, find out more about average radiologist salaries, the main factors that affect radiologist pay, and how much more money you can earn as a locum tenens radiologist.
According to ZipRecruiter, the average yearly pay of radiologists nationwide is $344,970 as of January 2024. In terms of hourly salary, radiologists make close to $166 an hour, and the national average for monthly pay is $28,747. While the average radiologist's salary is nearly $345,000, salaries can be as low as $50,000 and as high as $400,000 or more a year. Additionally, the national average radiologist technician salary is $95,899 as of January 2024.
Like in other healthcare positions, a radiologist’s pay will often vary based on the radiologist's educational history, who they work for (e.g., private practice radiologists tend to make more than those hired by a larger facility), and their subspecialties. Some hiring packages may also offset lower hourly rates or salaries with more comprehensive benefits packages.
Another key factor that affects a radiologist’s pay is the location where they practice radiology. For example, New York has the highest average pay, with radiologists making an average of $409,782 a year. In contrast, Arkansas has the lowest average salary, as radiologists in the state make $266,703 a year on average. This almost $150,000 difference in average pay underscores the need for radiologists to research the average pay in a state or city before they look for a radiologist position in the area.
If you're considering a career as a radiologist, you'll encounter various staffing options including locum tenens, moonlighting, per diem, and permanent placement. Each of these avenues has its own set of advantages, and choosing the right opportunity depends on factors like pay, schedule flexibility, and commitment.
Interventional and vascular radiologists earned an average hourly rate of $275 to $350 in 2023. This significant hourly pay makes these roles attractive, especially for those seeking competitive compensation. When deciding among these staffing types, consider factors such as the level of pay you're seeking, the flexibility you desire in your schedule, and your willingness to commit to a long-term position. By evaluating these aspects, you can choose the opportunity that aligns best with your professional and personal goals.
Some full-time radiologists may also want to work occasionally at other healthcare facilities in their area. In this case, a per diem radiologist can often receive an hourly rate similar to locum tenens or moonlighting radiologists.
At OnCall Solutions, we’re proud to help radiologists fill open locum tenens, moonlighting, per diem, and full-time radiologist positions. As a medical staffing partner with a team of recruiters, we’re prepared to help you find the right locum tenens radiologist position based on your desired pay, lifestyle, and location. Since we work with healthcare facilities across the country, we can quickly find a position that works for you. We can also assist with medical credentialing, malpractice insurance, and other HR tasks to ensure you can seamlessly transition into a new position.