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Internist Salary

On average, Internists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($176K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Internists making up 55 percent of survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$118,835 - $228,270
(Median)
$120K
$180K
$230K
MEDIAN: $176,292
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$11.07 - $109.48
(Median)
$11
$78
$110
MEDIAN: $78.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$118,835 - $228,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
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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$117,776 - $233,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $109.48  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $27,500  
   
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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$117,776 - $233,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $166K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. After working for 10 to 20 years, Internists make a median salary of $180K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $194K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$177,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
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: 47% employee benefits None: 8%
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