Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Salaries for Physician Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($198K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physician Hospitalists making up 52 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Physician Hospitalists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$130,248 - $258,729
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$200K
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MEDIAN: $198,453
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$101.37 - $197.27
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MEDIAN: $126.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$130,248 - $258,729  
   
Bonus
$5,051 - $41,022  
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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$137,455 - $278,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$101.37 - $197.27  
   
Overtime
$115.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$5,051 - $41,022  
   
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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$137,455 - $278,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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.

Common Career Paths for Hospitalist (Physician)


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For Physician Hospitalists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Physician Hospitalists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Hospitalist.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist (Physician)

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


Physician Hospitalists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $199K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $222K. As Physician Hospitalists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $235K.

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Key Stats for Hospitalist (Physician)

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$213,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

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
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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