Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Average pay for a Physician Hospitalist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $185K per year. More than half of Physician Hospitalists (65 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Physician Hospitalists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$118,725 - $225,323
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$120K
$190K
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MEDIAN: $185,431
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$52.00 - $132.45
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MEDIAN: $101.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,725 - $225,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,693  
Profit Sharing
$5,306 - $21,365  
Total Pay (?
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$120,833 - $243,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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Hourly Rate
$52.00 - $132.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,306 - $21,365  
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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$120,833 - $243,591  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $192K per year. For Physician Hospitalists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $196K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $200K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

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National Average
$196,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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