Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $173K annually. In the world of Internal Medicine Physicians, total cash compensation can vary between $98K and $251K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $39K and $36K, respectively. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 60 percent of Internal Medicine Physicians are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Internal Medicine Physicians is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,901 - $241,596
(Median)
$98K
$170K
$240K
MEDIAN: $173,104
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$40.00 - $134.12
(Median)
$40
$86
$130
MEDIAN: $85.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$97,901 - $241,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,256  
Profit Sharing
$0.62 - $35,745  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$98,225 - $250,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,833
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$80$160$240
Hourly Rate
$40.00 - $134.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$0.00 - $234.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$160K$320K$480K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,256  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.62 - $35,745  
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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$98,225 - $250,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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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 who go on to become Invasive Cardiologists may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Invasive Cardiologists is $272K annually. More often than not, a Hospitalist role is the next step for Internal Medicine Physicians moving up in the field. Hospitalists usually make $187K per year. Many other Internal Medicine Physicians choose to take on a General Internist role, where salaries are typically $146K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


V.A. Medical Center offers the least money; the median income there is just $168K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $108K and $191K.

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Internal Medicine Physicians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $164K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $176K. Internal Medicine Physicians bring in $183K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $188K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $176,688

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Internal Medicine Physicians in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 11 percent above the national average. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+7 percent), Miami (+5 percent), Los Angeles (+4 percent), and Phoenix (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, New York is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (6 percent lower) and Seattle (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries




National Average
$177,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
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National Average
$177,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 201 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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