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Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Wages for Internal Medicine Physicians in Chicago, Ill. are generous, with average pay above six figures ($168K) per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 85 percent of Internal Medicine Physicians in Chicago are male. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$82,305 - $218,842
MEDIAN: $167,535

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$82,305 - $218,842  
$102.13 - $32,298  
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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).
$80,386 - $224,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48

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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.

For Chicago Internal Medicine Physicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $166K per year. On average, Internal Medicine Physicians in Chicago, Ill. make $190K following one to two decades on the job. Chicago Internal Medicine Physicians with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $193K.

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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

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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%