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Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Average pay for Internal Medicine Physicians in Chicago is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($167K). The vast majority of Internal Medicine Physicians in Chicago, Ill. (85 percent) survey respondents are men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$82,492 - $218,336
MEDIAN: $167,361

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$82,492 - $218,336  
$102.13 - $32,298  
Profit Sharing
$0.83 - $1.36  
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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).
$80,719 - $224,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $166K. Chicago Internal Medicine Physicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $190K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $193K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%