Internist Salary

Internists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($176K) annually in the United States. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Internists making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Internists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$116,662 - $231,797
(Median)
$120K
$180K
$230K
MEDIAN: $175,870
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$11.15 - $120.33
(Median)
$11
$77
$120
MEDIAN: $77.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$116,662 - $231,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
Total Pay (?
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$112,442 - $238,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $120.33  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,233  
   
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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$112,442 - $238,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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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For Internists who take on General Internist roles, career progression may result in somewhat decreased compensation. On average, the latter position pays $146K.

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Internists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $163K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $165K. On average, Internists make $181K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Internist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $195K.

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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
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National Average
$176,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 8%
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