Hospitalist Salary (United States)

Hospitalists in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $199,485) surpassing six figures annually. Compensation ranges from $126,887 on the low end to $243,914 per year on the high end. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Male Hospitalists are just a bit more common than females ones, with males workers composing 58 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Hospitalist Salary (?
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$122,028 - $233,143
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MEDIAN: $191,605
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Hospitalist Salary (?
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$59.39 - $132.05
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MEDIAN: $96.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$122,028 - $233,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,304  
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 - $243,914  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$59.39 - $132.05  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $174.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,304  
   
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 - $243,914  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Annually raking in $196K at career start, professionals see salaries that surpass six figures immediately upon entering the field. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches about $200K. Even after two decades, Hospitalists continue to experience substantial salary development and pay is estimated at $214,921. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 13 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$199,000
New York
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Chicago
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St. Louis is home to an above-average pay rate for Hospitalists, 18 percent higher than the national average. Hospitalists will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Hospitalists is geography, with workers in Seattle earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and New York (-9 percent and -4 percent, respectively).

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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
$199,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$199,000
Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%
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