|Salary||$125,568 - $259,550|
|Bonus||$5,091 - $50,167|
|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).)
|$130,318 - $287,897|
|Hourly Rate||$69.67 - $153.02|
|Overtime||$31.79 - $154.56|
|Bonus||$5,091 - $50,167|
|Total Pay (||$130,318 - $287,897|
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.Read More...
Additionally, hospitalists participate in quality assurance programs and reviews. Hospitalists generally work full time in a hospital setting. Shifts performed by the hospitalist vary depending on the needs of the institution, but they commonly work eight- or 12-hour shifts.
Requirements for hospitalists include being board certified in medicine with an active license to practice medicine in the state in which they work. Since interaction with other team members, patients, and their families is so frequent, they must possess excellent communication skills, work well in a team setting, and be able to work well under substantial stress.
- 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.
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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
For Hospitalists, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Hospitalists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Baltimore (18 percent lower) and New York (17 percent lower).
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