Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

The median pay for Internal Medicine Physicians comes out to approximately $170K per year in the United States, but employers in San Diego offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $196K. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+11 percent), Miami (+10 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,157 - $233,165
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$97K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $169,847
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$35.40 - $128.16
(Median)
$35
$83
$130
MEDIAN: $82.00
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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
$97,157 - $233,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,074  
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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$97,374 - $247,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,686
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$35.40 - $128.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $206.08  
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 - $36,074  
   
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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$97,374 - $247,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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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As Internal Medicine Physicians transition into upper-level roles such as Invasive Cardiologist, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Invasive Cardiologists earn $263K on average per year. Becoming a General Internist is, more often than not, the most common role that Internal Medicine Physicians move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a General Internist is $146K. Another frequent advance is for Internal Medicine Physicians to assume a Hospitalist role; in this role, workers often take home $183K.

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For Internal Medicine Physicians, below-average salaries can be found at V.A. Medical Center; in fact, average earnings are around $168K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($108K versus $191K) is great.


Survey takers who work as Internal Medicine Physicians typically report just a few 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Geriatrics to be familiar with Internal Medicine as well.

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. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $161K on average. Internal Medicine Physicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $181K. 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 $187K.

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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 220 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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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