According to Salary.com, which offers a comprehensive list of almost any job and its corresponding salary, the U.S. median pay for a cardiothoracic surgeon, before taxes and deductions, is $416,876. However, as I stated, this website is quite comprehensive. So, if you would like to find an answer specific to a particular city in the United States, go to http://swz.salary.com and search "Cardiothoracic Surgeon". Hope that helps!
they make close to 3500 to 450000 dollars a year but only full time cardiothoracic surgeons do.