Internist Salary

Average pay for Internists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($181K). Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Internists making up 56 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$103,350 - $242,238
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MEDIAN: $180,789
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$8.36 - $131.78
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MEDIAN: $78.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$103,350 - $242,238  
   
Bonus
$2,990 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$103,523 - $247,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $131.78  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,990 - $48,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$103,523 - $247,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Internist

An internist is a physician who focuses on the prevention and treatment of disease. The internist will work with other physicians, in order to provide them with advice. Often, the symptoms present in a patient will be puzzling, and the internist will have to use problem-solving skills to discover what disease is ailing the patient and what sort of medication or treatment should be administered. Figuring out solutions may involve research, looking at the patient’s medical history, and figuring out what environments and substances the patient has been exposed to.

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Internist Tasks

  • Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of patients' internal organ systems.
  • Perform routine examinations and treat serious conditions.
  • Use diagnostic techniques to treat and examine patients including medication, surgery, and hospitalization.
  • Examine patients for symptoms and determine causes.

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Internists may see a slight downturn in earnings as they move into roles like General Internist, where pay is $146K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Internist

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $175K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($173K) on average. Internists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $192K. Internists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $190K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $180,578

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Internists in Boston earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. On the whole, employers pay 17 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Baltimore and Chicago.

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Key Stats for Internist

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$181,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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