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Internist Salary

Compensation for Internists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($174K). Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Internists making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Internists is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$120,535 - $223,237
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MEDIAN: $171,258
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$10.85 - $110.76
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$120,535 - $223,237  
   
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$0.00 - $25,912  
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$118,331 - $228,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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$10.85 - $110.76  
   
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$0.00 - $25,912  
   
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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$118,331 - $228,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Many Internists transition into upper-level roles, like General Internist, and may earn slightly less than as a result. Internist, Generals have an average income of $146K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Internist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Internists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $165K. For Internists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $174K. 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 $191K.

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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$174,000

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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 9%