Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Salaries for Physician Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($185K) per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Physician Hospitalists who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$116,976 - $226,364

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$50.49 - $132.97

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$116,976 - $226,364  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$4,950 - $25,500  
Total Pay (?
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$118,678 - $243,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Hourly Rate
$50.49 - $132.97  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,950 - $25,500  
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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$118,678 - $243,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Hospitalist (Physician)

Hospitalists (physicians) generally work at hospitals and focus on medical care for hospitalized patients. They must have a degree from accredited medical school and possess current state medical licensing, as well as board certification or eligibility. Most physicians are trained in internal medicine, and the licensing process can begin while they are still attending medical school.

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Hospitalist (Physician) 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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Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist (Physician)

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $192K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $202K. Physician Hospitalists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $195K. Physician Hospitalists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $197K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

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National Average
$195,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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