Hospitalist Salary

Salaries for Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($194K) per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Hospitalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of Hospitalists who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$118,497 - $241,078

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$60.61 - $139.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,497 - $241,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,065  
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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$121,590 - $252,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 522
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$60.61 - $139.21  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $139.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,065  
   
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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$121,590 - $252,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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Survey takers who work as Hospitalists typically report just a few 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.


Hospitalists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $197K per year. Hospitalists bring in $204K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $215K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000


Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
up arrow 13%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 15%

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
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
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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