Hospitalist Salary

Average pay for Hospitalists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($193K). Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Hospitalists (62 percent) survey respondents are male. The majority of Hospitalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$118,845 - $238,694
(Median)
$120K
$190K
$240K
MEDIAN: $193,322
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$60.82 - $135.96
(Median)
$61
$99
$140
MEDIAN: $99.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,845 - $238,694  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,913  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $30,521  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$122,717 - $250,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$60.82 - $135.96  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $138.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,913  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $30,521  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$122,717 - $250,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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Job Description for Hospitalist

Hospitalists perform a number of tasks related to patient care and team cohesion in a hospital setting. They are responsible for making sure that they provide high-quality care to patients by staying up to date with all current regulations and rules made by the government and their hospital; they also need to be make sure they keep a strong relationship with other members of their teams to ensure proper patient care, make sure that there is sufficient continuity of care, and help patients effectively transition to the community. They must make recommendations to process improvements for their hospital as needed and help to implement any changes that are approved.

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Hospitalist Tasks

  • Serve as point of contact for all health care around particular patients.
  • Handle problems, emergencies, and changes in situations rapidly.
  • Oversee communication with hospitalized patients, family members, nurses, and doctors.

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Job skills reported by Hospitalists are limited. Most notably, skills in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Hospitalist are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Hospitalist and Pediatrics as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $196K. On average, Hospitalists make $203K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $206K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$200,000


Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
up arrow 14%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 13%

Hospitalist
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%