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.