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Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

The median salary for Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States is $169K annually, and compared to other cities, San Diego offers the biggest paychecks at around $195K on average. Internal Medicine Physicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+10 percent), Denver (+8 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and San Francisco (+5 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$96,597 - $231,156
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$97K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $168,582
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$34.80 - $126.34
(Median)
$35
$82
$130
MEDIAN: $81.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$96,597 - $231,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,796  
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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$96,620 - $246,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,691
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$34.80 - $126.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $204.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,796  
   
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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$96,620 - $246,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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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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Internal Medicine Physicians may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Invasive Cardiologist. The latter position pays an average of $262K annually. A General Internist role is the most prevalent career advancement for Internal Medicine Physicians. Paychecks for that role are $146K on average. The Hospitalist position is another common transition for Internal Medicine Physicians; in this role, salaries are typically at the $183K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


V.A. Medical Center reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $168K) but some workers make up to $191K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.


Internal Medicine Physicians only report a few specific skills. Most notably, facility with Hospitalist, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 54 percent, 5 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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.


For Internal Medicine Physicians, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $159K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $173K. Internal Medicine Physicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $181K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $186K.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries




National Average
$173,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$173,000

Palliative Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 232 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
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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