Locum tenens cardiology jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year.
Locum cardiologists hold the same qualifications as their permanent peers, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.
Explore our locum tenens guide to learn more.
Cardiologists earn an average salary of $507,000 per year, according to Medscape. That makes cardiologists the third-highest earning physician specialty.
Locum tenens cardiologists earn between $175 and $250 an hour, depending on a variety of factors relating to the assignment, facility, and the experience of the cardiologist. Explore our cardiologist salary guide to learn more.
Cardiology employment is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032. This number is in line with the average projected growth for all occupations.
The average salary for cardiologists has increased 35 percent since 2015. In 2023, it increased 4 percent to $507,000 a year.