Endocrinologist Salary Guide and Career Outlook

Endocrinologists earn on a mean basis $187,000 in the United States, C$239,695 ($186,899 USD) in Canada, and 117,300 (156,751 USD) in the United Kingdom. For Australian endocrinologists, the mean reaches AU$284,386 ($271,956 USD). Those in New Zealand command on a mean basis NZD$238,816 ($167,377 USD). In India, the mean stands at INR12,55,370 (INR1,255,370 in Western form) ($19,580 USD). South Africa’s endocrinologists experience pay of R1,248,962 ($97,984 USD).

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How Much Does an Endocrinologist Make per Year by State?

Endocrinologist Salary US Canada UK Australia New Zealand India South Africa
Hourly Pay $89.90 C$115.24 £56 AU$137 NZD$114.82 INR604 R600
Annual Pay $187,000 C$239,695 £117,300 AU$284,386 NZD$238,816 INR12,55,370 R1,248,962

Endocrinologist Salary Influencing Factors

Experience plays a prominent role in the pay of endocrinologists, with generally wide ranges between new endocrinologists and those with accumulated years of practice. Those who work in certain cities can earn significantly above the national averages. Settings, such as private sector or physicians’ offices, may yield higher compensation depending on other factors.

1. Location

According to Medscape’s 2017 compensation report, salaries for endocrinologists in the Northwest United States average $268,000. The West region ranks second behind the Northwest, at $249,000. The lowest mean salaries occurred in the Northeast, at $181,000.

SalaryExpert reports that endocrinologists in New Delhi receive INR13,05,583, above India’s mean of INR 12,55, 370. The pay for those in London rises above the national average to 136,479. For endocrinologists in Cape Town, South Africa, the mean pay climbs above the national mean to R1,352,668.

In Perth, Australia, these specialists make AU$274,309, below the national average. Pay goes above the national average in Sydney, at AU$302,579. The mean for those in Christchurch, New Zealand, registers at NZD$236,007.

How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in the US?

Endocrinologist Salary US Per Year Per Hour
Minimum $121,099 $58.22
Maximum $239,648 $115.22
Bonus $49.13 to $65,000 $0.02 to $31.25
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay $121,099 to $240,799

How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in Canada?

Endocrinologist Salary Canada Per Year Per Hour
Minimum C$108,000 C$51.92
Maximum C$421,000 C$202.40
Bonus N/A N/A
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay C$108,000 to C$421,000

 How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in the UK?

Endocrinologist Salary UK Per Year Per Hour
Minimum £79,117 £38.04
Maximum £152,267 £73.21
Bonus £5,267 £2.53
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay £79,117 to£156,534

How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in Australia?

Endocrinologist Salary Australia Per Year Per Hour
Minimum AU$193,574 AU$93.06
Maximum AU$359,330 AU$172.75
Bonus AU$16,153 AU$7.77
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay AU$193,574 to AU$376,583

How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in New Zealand?

Endocrinologist Salary New Zealand Per Year Per Hour
Minimum NZD$162,427 NZD$78.09
Maximum NZD$301,512 NZD$144.96
Bonus NZD$13,565 NZD$6.52
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay NZD$162,427 to NZD$315,077

How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in India?

Endocrinologist Salary India Per Year Per Hour
Minimum INR8,66,273 INR416.48
Maximum INR16,98,053 INR816.37
Bonus INR71,305 INR34.28
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay INR8,66,273 to INR 17,69,358

How Much Does a Endocrinologist Make in South Africa?

Endocrinologist Salary South Africa Per Year Per Hour
Minimum R856,063 R411.57
Maximum R1,589,099 R798.10
Bonus R70,941 R34.11
Overtime N/A N/A
Total Pay R856,064 to R1,660,040

2. Experience

According to PayScale, the mean pay is $180,000 for endocrinologists in the United States with up to five years of experience. At the five to ten-year stage, the mean inches only to $182,000. A more substantial rise occurs for those with ten to 20 years experience, at $197,000. Endocrinologists who achieve more than 20 years of experience can expect a mean of $215,000.

SalaryExpert places the entry-level mean for endocrinologists in the United Kingdom at 79,117 and the senior level pay at 152,267. In Australia, endocrinologists with up to three years of experience fetch on average AU$193,574 and AU$359,330.

For New Zealand’s endocrinologists, the entry-level mean is NZD$162,427 and the average pay for those with eight or more years of experience stands at NZD$301,512. According to SalaryExpert, the salaries in India for these experience levels are INR8,66,273 and INR16,98,053 respectively.

Endocrinologists in South Africa with one to three years at the job earn on a mean basis R856,063. With eight years or more, these practitioners see a mean pay of R1,589,099.

3. Industry

Hospitals and private practice offices employ the majority of endocrinologists. The Canadian Medical Association states that, in 2014, “Academic Health Sciences Centres” employed 41 percent of endocrinologists in Canada. Approximately 32 percent of these professionals worked in private offices and clinics.

In Australia, 42 percent of endocrinologists held private sector jobs and 85 percent were clinicians.

Medscape’s 2017 compensation report lists the endocrinologist mean pay at $220,000, ranking in its bottom three of specialists in the United States.

In Australia, endocrinologists stand among the top 50 earners by occupation group. As reported by News.com.au, male endocrinologists earn on a mean basis AU$258,972, while their female counterparts average pay of AU$174,542.

Schedule & Working Hours

Endocrinologists are full-time professionals. In Canada, these specialists averaged 51.4 hours per week in 2015.

Traditional office hours constitute the main work schedule for endocrinologists, especially those in private practices. In a hospital setting, these specialists may have evenings or weekends or shifts lasting longer than eight hours at a time. Schedules also include on-call time. According to a 2014 Canadian Medical Association survey, endocrinologists in Canada expended 29 hours per month on call serving patients.

Bonuses & Benefits

Endocrinologists may anticipate hiring bonuses, relocation or loan repayment assistance and perks such as insurance and retirement.

PayScale reports that 87 percent of endocrinologists in the United States have medical coverage as a job benefit. The coverage rates for dental and vision are 68 percent and 53 percent respectively. According to Medscape, 55 percent enjoyed employer-matched retirement benefits, while one in two were afforded employer-provided life insurance.

Career Outlook

The large numbers of people with diabetes underscores the demand for endocrinologists. According to an Endocrine Society report from 2014, an estimated 22.3 million United States residents had Type 2 diabetes. The ratio could reach one in three by 2050. In Australia, the diagnosis rate for the population aged 2 and over stood at 5.1 percent in 2015. This translates to 1.2 million Australians with diabetes.

The charity Diabetes UK reports that 3.6 million people in the United Kingdom were diagnosed with diabetes, with perhaps another million having the disease but no diagnosis. In New Zealand, the number of diagnoses reaches 240,000, with an estimated 100,000 suffering from diabetes without a diagnosis. The International Diabetes Foundation reports 2.28 million diabetes patients in South Africa in 2015.

Job opportunities may also arise from the number of endocrinologists relative to the prevalence of diabetes. According to the Canadian Medical Association, Canada’s endocrinologist/metabolism field numbered 518. This translates to 1.5 endocrinologists per 100,000 Canadian residents. In India, endocrinology holds as an emerging medical discipline.

Australia had 622 endocrinologists in 2016. The United Kingdom has 1,582 specialists in endocrinology and diabetes mellitus.

Those who enter the endocrinology field undergo lengthy training. The path to a career as an endocrinologist or other subspecialist in India can last 13 to 18 years.


Lifestyle choices, heredity and other factors contribute to the prominence of diabetes within many countries. Endocrinology affords substantial opportunities for employment or self-practice for those aspiring to treat the disease. Pay prospects appear solid overall, even if endocrinologists rank in the lower levels of medical specialists.

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