Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

On average, Physician Hospitalists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($189K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Physician Hospitalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Physician Hospitalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 57 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$102,936 - $240,679
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$100K
$190K
$240K
MEDIAN: $189,332
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$52.00 - $150.00
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$52
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$150
MEDIAN: $105.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$102,936 - $240,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
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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$111,856 - $261,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$52.00 - $150.00  
   
Overtime
$101.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,453  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,250  
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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$111,856 - $261,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $187K on average. For Physician Hospitalists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $200K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $221K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
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National Average
$199,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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