Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Physician Hospitalists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $201K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction for Physician Hospitalists is high. Women Physician Hospitalists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physician Hospitalists making up 50 percent of survey respondents. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$136,137 - $261,366
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$200K
$260K
MEDIAN: $200,796
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$101.37 - $197.27
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MEDIAN: $122.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$136,137 - $261,366  
   
Bonus
$5,017 - $36,276  
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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$148,541 - $280,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$101.37 - $197.27  
   
Overtime
$130.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$5,017 - $36,276  
   
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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$148,541 - $280,106  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

  • Oversee communication with hospitalized patients, family members, nurses, and doctors.
  • Handle problems, emergencies, and changes in situations rapidly.
  • Serve as point of contact for all health care around particular patients.

Common Career Paths for Hospitalist (Physician)


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Although many Physician Hospitalists transition into Hospitalist roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $193K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospitalist (Physician)

Pay by Experience for a Hospitalist (Physician) has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospitalist (Physician) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $205,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospitalist (Physician) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $222,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Hospitalist (Physician) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $221,000 based on 29 salaries. A Hospitalist (Physician) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $250,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Hospitalist (Physician)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$215,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 13%
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