Hospitalist Salary

Average pay for a Hospitalist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $196K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Hospitalists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 63 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$118,349 - $244,078
(Median)
$120K
$200K
$240K
MEDIAN: $195,665
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$64.56 - $144.94
(Median)
$65
$100
$140
MEDIAN: $102.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,349 - $244,078  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,729  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$121,218 - $255,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 638
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$64.56 - $144.94  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $149.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,729  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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).
)
$121,218 - $255,167  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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Job skills reported by Hospitalists are limited. 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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $200K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $202K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $215K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$202,000


Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
up arrow 2%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 1%

National Average
$202,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 16%

Hospitalist
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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