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Hospitalist (Physician) Salary

Salaries for Physician Hospitalists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($184K) per year. Male Physician Hospitalists who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Physician Hospitalists report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$110,726 - $224,268
(Median)
$110K
$180K
$220K
MEDIAN: $183,726
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90%

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$51.12 - $128.46
(Median)
$51
$94
$130
MEDIAN: $93.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$110,726 - $224,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,978  
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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$115,105 - $243,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$51.12 - $128.46  
   
Overtime
$96.96 - $103.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,978  
   
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).
)
$115,105 - $243,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.


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 $192K per year. Physician Hospitalists see a median salary of $193K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $200K.

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Experience Affects Hospitalist (Physician) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$194,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 11%