Internist Salary

Average pay for an Internist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $176K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Internists 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. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$115,386 - $231,374
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$120K
$180K
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MEDIAN: $175,625
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$11.15 - $120.33
(Median)
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$120
MEDIAN: $77.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$115,386 - $231,374  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,087  
Total Pay (?
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$110,596 - $238,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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$11.15 - $120.33  
   
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,087  
   
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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$110,596 - $238,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $164K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Internists make a median salary of $181K. 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 10%

Experienced
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National Average
$176,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

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
6%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
14%
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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