Hematologists are medical doctors who specialise in blood diseases such as AIDS or sickle cell anaemia. They can work either in research or with patients. Hematologists are among the most highly paid physicians; those with lots of experience under their belt can make more than £390,000 per year. More commonly, hematologists make between £104,000 and £130,000 per year.
Hematologist annual salaries vary according to the number of years of experience a hematologist has and where the hematologist works. In general, hematologists make more than £130,000 per year; HealthCare TrainingCenter reports that the median salary for all hematologists in the United States is approximately £152,750 per year as of 2011. The geographical location in which a hematologist practices also affects the amount of money that he makes.
HealthCare TrainingCenter reports that hematologist salaries rise sharply as hematologists gain work experience. A first-year hematologist can expect to make an average of £117,876 per year. By the end of their careers, hematologists make an average of about £445,250 per year. Mid-career hematologists make an average of about £159,250 per year.
Hematologists' salaries can vary by up to £65,000 per year depending on their geographical location, according to Best Sample Resume. Hematologists in Hawaii are the lowest paid as of 2011, making about £105,950 per year, while hematologists in Virginia, New York and Mississippi make an average that's more than £130,000 per year. In general, hematologists in the northeastern and western areas of the United States make more than hematologists in other areas.
Hematologists' main job duties involve examining patients' blood and bone marrow samples for signs of disease. They often run tests on blood or bone marrow samples to help diagnose illness. Hematologists don't usually collect blood samples themselves. Certain hematologists specialise in blood diseases and work directly with patients to manage their care after being diagnosed with these diseases, while others may be involved in general diagnostic procedures or research related to blood diseases.