Internist Salary

Internists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $182K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Male Internists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Women Internists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Internists. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$119,478 - $242,505
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$180K
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MEDIAN: $182,419
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$7.55 - $127.48
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MEDIAN: $79.08
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$0$248K
Salary $119,478 - $242,505
Bonus $2,980 - $58,723
Profit Sharing $15,000
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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$117,595 - $248,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 189
Hourly Data $0$127
Hourly Rate $7.55 - $127.48
Overtime $60.00
Annual Data $0$248K
Bonus $2,980 - $58,723
Profit Sharing $15,000
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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$117,595 - $248,574
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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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.

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

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: $182,420

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

Internists in Boston make 29 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Baltimore and Chicago (18 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Internist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Internist Salaries

Experienced
▲5%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$182,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 9%
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