Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $180K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Internal Medicine Physicians runs from $93K to $263K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $50K and profit sharing that can reach almost $84K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Internal Medicine Physicians. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. There are more male Internal Medicine Physicians than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 62 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$94,890 - $252,844
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MEDIAN: $180,495
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$25.00 - $156.37
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MEDIAN: $91.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$94,890 - $252,844  
   
Bonus
$4,827 - $49,749  
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $84,430  
Total Pay (?
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$93,375 - $262,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,159
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$25.00 - $156.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$15.00 - $236.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$4,827 - $49,749  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.07 - $84,430  
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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$93,375 - $262,774  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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.

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Internal Medicine Physicians who transition into an Invasive Cardiologist role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $285K per year. The most common promotion for Internal Medicine Physicians is Hospitalist, a position that typically pays $192K annually. Another standard transition for Internal Medicine Physicians seeking advancement is to assume a General Internist role, where pay is often $146K.

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V.A. Medical Center is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $168K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $108K while workers on the upper end may rake in $191K.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Internal Medicine Physicians — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $166K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $183K. Internal Medicine Physicians see a median salary of $195K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $201K.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $184,080

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For those looking to make money, Internal Medicine Physicians in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 15 percent above the national average. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+9 percent), Denver (+8 percent), San Diego (+7 percent), and Philadelphia (+4 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Boston and Austin are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 16 percent less than the median.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries




National Average
$184,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
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$184,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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