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Hospitalist Salary (United States)

Salaries for Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($199K) per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and most earn dental coverage. Men working as Hospitalists just barely outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction for Hospitalists is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Hospitalist Salary (?
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$122,028 - $233,143
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MEDIAN: $191,605
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Hospitalist Salary (?
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$59.39 - $132.05
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MEDIAN: $96.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$122,028 - $233,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,304  
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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$126,887 - $243,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$59.39 - $132.05  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $174.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,304  
   
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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$126,887 - $243,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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.

Hospitalist (Physician) Job Listings

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Hospitalists note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Family Practice, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Pediatrics.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $196K per year. For Hospitalists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $204K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $215K on average. A fair portion of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to an eighth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

Pay Difference By Location

St. Louis
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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$199,000
New York
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
St. Louis is home to an above-average pay rate for Hospitalists, 18 percent higher than the national average. Hospitalists will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent). Hospitalists in Seattle take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (9 percent less) and New York (4 percent less).

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Experience Affects Hospitalist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$199,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Hospitalist Salaries

Family Practice
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$199,000
Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%