Hospitalist Salary

Compensation for Hospitalists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($205K). Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Hospitalists report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more male Hospitalists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 63 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$125,258 - $258,287
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$210K
$260K
MEDIAN: $205,499
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$66.66 - $152.54
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MEDIAN: $112.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$125,258 - $258,287  
   
Bonus
$5,039 - $49,867  
Total Pay (?
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$129,335 - $285,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 433
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$66.66 - $152.54  
   
Overtime
$31.32 - $155.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$5,039 - $49,867  
   
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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$129,335 - $285,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Hospitalist


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Hospitalists who take on a higher-level position such as Physician Hospitalist may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Physician Hospitalists on average bring home $183K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist

Pay by Experience for a Hospitalist has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospitalist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $207,000 based on 306 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospitalist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $208,000 based on 143 salaries. An experienced Hospitalist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $226,000 based on 100 salaries. A Hospitalist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $234,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $215,665

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 10 percent, Hospitalists in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Hospitalists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+7 percent), Houston (+4 percent), Atlanta (+4 percent), and Philadelphia (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Seattle is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Baltimore and 17 percent less in New York, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Hospitalist

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲5%

National Average
$216,000

▼4%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲11%


National Average
$216,000


Pediatrics
▼21%

Hospitalist
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 14%
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