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Hospitalist Salary

Hospitalists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($200K) annually in the United States. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Hospitalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Hospitalists (61 percent) survey respondents are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$119,608 - $234,390
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MEDIAN: $192,731
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$59.80 - $134.55
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MEDIAN: $98.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$119,608 - $234,390  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,490  
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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$126,887 - $247,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$59.80 - $134.55  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $139.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,490  
   
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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$126,887 - $247,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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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.

Hospitalist (Physician) Job Listings

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Hospitalists usually report a few specific skills. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $197K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $204K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospitalists make a median salary of $204K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $211K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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 15%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

National Average
$200,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Hospitalist
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%