Internist Salary

Salaries for Internists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($182K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Internists (52 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$102,856 - $242,850
$100K
$180K
$240K
MEDIAN: $181,865
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$8.29 - $132.77
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MEDIAN: $78.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$102,856 - $242,850  
   
Bonus
$2,980 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$102,881 - $248,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $132.77  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,980 - $48,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$102,881 - $248,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Internist

An internist is a physician who focuses on the prevention and treatment of disease. The internist will work with other physicians, in order to provide them with advice. Often, the symptoms present in a patient will be puzzling, and the internist will have to use problem-solving skills to discover what disease is ailing the patient and what sort of medication or treatment should be administered. Figuring out solutions may involve research, looking at the patient’s medical history, and figuring out what environments and substances the patient has been exposed to.

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Internist Tasks

  • Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of patients' internal organ systems.
  • Perform routine examinations and treat serious conditions.
  • Use diagnostic techniques to treat and examine patients including medication, surgery, and hospitalization.
  • Examine patients for symptoms and determine causes.

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Internists who move into a General Internist role might bring in a slightly lower salary; Internist, Generals earn $146K a year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Internist

Pay by Experience for an Internist has a positive trend. An entry-level Internist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $177,000 based on 73 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Internist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $176,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Internist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 71 salaries. An Internist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $187,000 based on 63 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $181,910

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Internists in Boston report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 29 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. On the whole, employers pay 18 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Baltimore and Chicago.

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Key Stats for Internist

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%
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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$182,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 11%