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Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States earn an average of $168K per year, and top pay can be found in San Diego, where the average is $195K. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Miami (+8 percent), Boston (+6 percent), San Francisco (+6 percent), and Denver (+6 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$96,111 - $230,190
(Median)
$96K
$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $167,871
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$34.60 - $124.69
(Median)
$35
$81
$120
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
$96,111 - $230,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $35,548  
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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$96,221 - $245,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,682
National Hourly Rate 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$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$34.60 - $124.69  
   
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 - $35,548  
   
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).
)
$96,221 - $245,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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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 $262K on average per year. The most common promotion for Internal Medicine Physicians is a General Internist position, which usually brings in $146K a year. Another standard transition for Internal Medicine Physicians seeking advancement is to assume a Hospitalist role, where pay is often $182K.

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Survey takers who work as Internal Medicine Physicians usually 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 55 percent, 4 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Palliative Care. Competency in Geriatrics frequently indicates knowledge of Internal Medicine.

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. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $158K per year. Internal Medicine Physicians bring in $180K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $186K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries




National Average
$172,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
up arrow 55%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 3%

National Average
$172,000

Palliative Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

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: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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