Hospitalist Salary

Average pay for Hospitalists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($206K). Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Hospitalists making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospitalists. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$125,568 - $259,550
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MEDIAN: $205,604
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$69.67 - $153.02
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MEDIAN: $113.59
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$0$287K
Salary $125,568 - $259,550
Bonus $5,091 - $50,167
Total Pay (?
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$130,318 - $287,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 420
Hourly Data $0$154
Hourly Rate $69.67 - $153.02
Overtime $31.79 - $154.56
Annual Data $0$287K
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).
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$130,318 - $287,897
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Hospitalist


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Hospitalists often transition into a Physician Hospitalist position. Physician Hospitalists report a slightly lower median income of $183K.

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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

National Average: $215,370

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Hospitalist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$215,000

▼3%

▼4%

Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲11%


National Average
$215,000


Pediatrics
▼21%

Hospitalist
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 12%
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