Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Physician Hospitalists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $186K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Physician Hospitalists who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$118,234 - $226,950
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$120K
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MEDIAN: $185,935
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$53.33 - $131.94
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MEDIAN: $100
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$118,234 - $226,950  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$5,306 - $21,365  
Total Pay (?
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$120,597 - $245,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Hourly Rate
$53.33 - $131.94  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,732  
   
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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$120,597 - $245,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $194K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $195K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $200K.

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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 34 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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