Internist Salary

Salaries for Internists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($176K) per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Internists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Internists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,573 - $233,316

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$11.15 - $120.33

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$115,573 - $233,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,087  
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$110,813 - $239,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $120.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $29,087  
   
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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$110,813 - $239,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

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

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $165K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $164K. Internists see a median salary of $180K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $195K.

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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$176,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 8%
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