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Internist Salary

Average pay for an Internist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $175K per year. Most workers in this position 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 55 percent of the field. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$120,379 - $225,127
(Median)
$120K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $174,773
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$11.00 - $109.88
(Median)
$11
$79
$110
MEDIAN: $79.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$120,379 - $225,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,283  
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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$118,034 - $229,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $109.88  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,283  
   
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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$118,034 - $229,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Internist

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Internist


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Internists who transition into a General Internist position may see pay fall slightly. Median compensation for Internist, Generals sits around the $146K per year mark.

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Pay by Experience Level for Internist

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


For Internists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $167K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $168K. Internists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $179K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Internists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $195K.

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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$176,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 9%