Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $183K annually. Overall cash earnings for Internal Medicine Physicians stretch from $97K on the lower end to $274K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $46K from bonuses and $84K from profit sharing. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. Men make up a slight majority of Internal Medicine Physicians (59 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction for Internal Medicine Physicians is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$97,214 - $258,249
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MEDIAN: $183,290
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$30.64 - $163.62
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MEDIAN: $93.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$97,214 - $258,249  
   
Bonus
$3,945 - $45,615  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $83,838  
Total Pay (?
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$96,956 - $273,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,109
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Hourly Rate
$30.64 - $163.62  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $309.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$220K$440K$660K
Bonus
$3,945 - $45,615  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $83,838  
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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$96,956 - $273,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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. The most common promotion for Internal Medicine Physicians is Hospitalist, a position that typically pays $193K 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


Offering a median salary of only $168K, V.A. Medical Center gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $108K to $191K isn't that wide, either.

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. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $171K per year. Internal Medicine Physicians see a median salary of $196K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Internal Medicine Physicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $203K.

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National Average: $186,878

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Internal Medicine Physicians will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 8 percent. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+6 percent) and Philadelphia (+2 percent). Internal Medicine Physicians' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Internal Medicine Physicians in Washington bring in salaries that are 30 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Austin and Boston earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 17 percent.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$187,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
▲52%

Occupational Health
▲13%

▲6%


National Average
$187,000

Palliative Care
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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