Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $184K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Internal Medicine Physicians varies from around $97K to approximately $274K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $44K and $83K, respectively. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Male Internal Medicine Physicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Work is enjoyable for Internal Medicine Physicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,297 - $259,028
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MEDIAN: $184,451
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$24.47 - $162.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$97,297 - $259,028  
   
Bonus
$4,122 - $43,631  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $83,191  
Total Pay (?
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$96,791 - $273,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136
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Hourly Rate
$24.47 - $162.64  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $306.39  
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$4,122 - $43,631  
   
Profit Sharing
$511 - $83,191  
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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$96,791 - $273,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


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As Internal Medicine Physicians transition into upper-level roles such as Invasive Cardiologist, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Invasive Cardiologists earn $288K on average per year. Becoming a Hospitalist is, more often than not, the most common role that Internal Medicine Physicians move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $193K. Another frequent advance is for Internal Medicine Physicians to assume a General Internist role; in this role, workers often earn $146K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


Employees of V.A. Medical Center can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $168K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging from $108K to $191K.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $171,000 based on 504 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $185,000 based on 333 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 410 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 277 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $188,207

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For those looking to make money, Internal Medicine Physicians in Denver enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 8 percent above the national average. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+5 percent) and Philadelphia (+1 percent). Internal Medicine Physicians in Washington report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 31 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Austin and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$188,000

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▼9%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
▲51%

Occupational Health
▲13%

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National Average
$188,000

Palliative Care
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 17%
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