Salaries for Physician Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($196K) per year. Work is enjoyable for Physician Hospitalists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Physician Hospitalists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$126,454 - $252,186
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MEDIAN: $195,818
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$40.85 - $195.74
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MEDIAN: $119.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$126,454 - $252,186  
   
Bonus
$5,081 - $51,064  
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$125,265 - $273,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$40.85 - $195.74  
   
Overtime
$115.00  
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$0$140K$280K$420K
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$5,081 - $51,064  
   
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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$125,265 - $273,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Physician Hospitalists' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Hospitalist. Median pay for Hospitalists is $192K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist (Physician)

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


For Physician Hospitalists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Annually raking in $191K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Physician Hospitalists bring in $220K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Physician Hospitalist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $266K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$206,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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