Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Internal Medicine Physicians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $186K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Internal Medicine Physicians stretch from $97K on the lower end to $275K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $41K from bonuses and $63K from profit sharing. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and experience level are driving factors as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Internal Medicine Physicians making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Internal Medicine Physicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$97,815 - $259,698
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$190K
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MEDIAN: $186,276
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$23.96 - $164.20
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$0$274K
Salary $97,815 - $259,698
Bonus $4,000 - $40,805
Profit Sharing $2,545 - $62,500
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$97,170 - $274,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,122
Hourly Data $0$309
Hourly Rate $23.96 - $164.20
Overtime $14.54 - $309.13
Annual Data $0$274K
Bonus $4,000 - $40,805
Profit Sharing $2,545 - $62,500
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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$97,170 - $274,674
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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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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Internal Medicine Physicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Invasive Cardiologist. The average Invasive Cardiologist brings home $288K per year. A Hospitalist role is the most common promotion for Internal Medicine Physicians moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $193K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Internal Medicine Physicians is a General Internist position, where earnings are usually $146K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


V.A. Medical Center seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $168K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $108K and $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: $190,573

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

Home to some of the best pay for Internal Medicine Physicians, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 6 percent above the national average. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+4 percent). Internal Medicine Physicians in Washington make 32 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Austin and Boston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$191,000

▼3%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
▲49%

Occupational Health
▲11%

▲4%


National Average
$191,000

Palliative Care
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 18%
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