Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Salaries for Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States average out at around $170K per year, but San Diego employers pay the most, offering approximately $196K on average. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent), Miami (+10 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$96,676 - $233,767

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$36.26 - $129.16

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$96,676 - $233,767  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,458  
Profit Sharing
$0.65 - $35,479  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,558  
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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$96,970 - $248,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$36.26 - $129.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $237.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,458  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,558  
Profit Sharing
$0.65 - $35,479  
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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$96,970 - $248,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


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For Internal Medicine Physicians, progressing to an Invasive Cardiologist role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Invasive Cardiologist can earn $263K annually. Given that the median pay is $146K, it may be surprising to find that a General Internist is the most common role for Internal Medicine Physicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Hospitalist role — which pays $183K — is also typical for Internal Medicine Physicians, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


V.A. Medical Center offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $168K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $108K and $191K.


Internal Medicine Physicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Hospitalist and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 53 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Palliative Care. Geriatrics and Internal Medicine are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

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. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $161K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $181K. Internal Medicine Physicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $187K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries




National Average
$174,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$174,000

Palliative Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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