Hospitalist Salary

Hospitalists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $194K per year on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are more male Hospitalists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$117,800 - $240,642
(Median)
$120K
$190K
$240K
MEDIAN: $193,882
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$60.40 - $137.52
(Median)
$60
$100
$140
MEDIAN: $101.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$117,800 - $240,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,314  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $30,000  
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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$120,967 - $251,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$60.40 - $137.52  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $139.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,314  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $30,000  
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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$120,967 - $251,525  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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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Hospitalists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Hospitalist are correlated to pay that is above average. Hospitalist and Pediatrics as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Hospitalists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $197K. For Hospitalists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $204K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $217K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000


Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
up arrow 12%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Hospitalist
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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