Salaries for Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($201K) per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Hospitalists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The majority of Hospitalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$119,395 - $254,653
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MEDIAN: $200,801
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National Salary Data (?
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$119,395 - $254,653  
   
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$5,182 - $50,542  
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$122,553 - $272,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 483
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$83.19 - $150.02  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $153.61  
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$0$120K$240K$360K
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$5,182 - $50,542  
   
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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$122,553 - $272,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Hospitalists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $205K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $207K. Hospitalists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $213K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Hospitalists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $231K.

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Key Stats for Hospitalist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$207,000


Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

National Average
$207,000

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 18%

Hospitalist
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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