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Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Physician Hospitalists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $191K per year. The majority of Physician Hospitalists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Male Physician Hospitalists are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$120,567 - $220,899
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MEDIAN: $180,686
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$50.61 - $122.02
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MEDIAN: $91.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$120,567 - $220,899  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $31,394  
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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$119,456 - $237,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 270
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$50.61 - $122.02  
   
Overtime
$91.56 - $108.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $31,394  
   
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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$119,456 - $237,506  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Job Description for Hospitalist (Physician)

  • 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.


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $188K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $193K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $192K.

Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$191,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%