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Hospitalist Salary

Hospitalists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $194K per year on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up the majority of Hospitalists (62 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$118,102 - $240,560
(Median)
$120K
$190K
$240K
MEDIAN: $193,876
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$61.28 - $139.75
(Median)
$61
$100
$140
MEDIAN: $100
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,102 - $240,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,105  
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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$121,616 - $251,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 488
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$61.28 - $139.75  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $138.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,105  
   
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).
)
$121,616 - $251,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $197K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $204K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospitalists make a median salary of $205K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $209K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$200,000


Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
up arrow 12%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 14%

Hospitalist
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%
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