Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

The median salary for Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States is approximately $169K annually, but employers pay the most in San Diego, offering around $195K on average. Internal Medicine Physicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+12 percent), Miami (+10 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$96,783 - $232,852
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$97K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $169,415
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$35.40 - $128.16
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MEDIAN: $82.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$96,783 - $232,852  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,803  
Profit Sharing
$0.65 - $35,479  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,558  
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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$96,989 - $247,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,689
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$35.40 - $128.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $206.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,803  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,558  
Profit Sharing
$0.65 - $35,479  
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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$96,989 - $247,756  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

A doctor of internal medicine (also known as a physician of internal medicine) specializes in diagnosing, treating, and managing the various diseases and conditions that affect the human body’s internal organs. Doctors of internal medicine may also specialize in a variety of different areas, such as cardiology, sports medicine, infectious disease, or geriatrics. They may work in medical offices, clinics, and hospitals; they may also open their own private practice or partner with other doctors to form a group practice. It is fairly common doctors of internal medicine to work part-time in several different facilities. Their hours vary depending on their chosen work environment, although these physicians typically work over 40 hours per week and are on call for medical emergencies. In private practice, these physicians may work comparatively fewer hours but spend additional time completing administrative tasks.

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Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Tasks

  • Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections, influenza and pneumonia.
  • Manage and treat serious, chronic, and complex illnesses.
  • Diagnose and treat problems of the internal organs, such as the liver, heart, and lungs.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


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Internal Medicine Physicians may progress into high-paying roles like Invasive Cardiologist, where median compensation is $263K annually. Given that the median pay is $146K, it may be surprising to find that a General Internist is the most common role for Internal Medicine Physicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Hospitalist role — which pays $183K — is also typical for Internal Medicine Physicians, though less common by comparison.

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While select V.A. Medical Center employees may bring in up to $191K, a median salary of only $168K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.


Professional skills reported by Internal Medicine Physicians are few in number. Most notably, facility with Hospitalist and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Palliative Care. Competency in Geriatrics frequently indicates knowledge of Internal Medicine.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Internal Medicine Physicians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $160K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $174K. Internal Medicine Physicians bring in $181K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $187K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries




National Average
$174,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$174,000

Palliative Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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