The average pay for an Internist is $89.37 per hour.
The average pay for an Internist is $187,992 per year.
|Salary||$119,386 - $252,200|
|Bonus||$3,000 - $50,000|
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|$116,195 - $264,244|
|Hourly Rate||$8.84 - $148|
|Bonus||$3,000 - $50,000|
|Total Pay (||$116,195 - $264,244|
Job Description for Internist
An internist is a physician who focuses on the prevention and treatment of disease. The internist will work with other physicians, in order to provide them with advice. Often, the symptoms present in a patient will be puzzling, and the internist will have to use problem-solving skills to discover what disease is ailing the patient and what sort of medication or treatment should be administered. Figuring out solutions may involve research, looking at the patient’s medical history, and figuring out what environments and substances the patient has been exposed to.Read More...
The internist will help the patient to maintain good health by teaching the patient about good wellness activities and practices, such as proper nutrition. Usually, the internist will work at hospital or a private practice. Once the issue is figured out, the internist may sometimes have to use discretion to refer the patient to a surgeon or another physician who is more specialized about the disease that the patient is experiencing. It is important to enjoy working with people and to be able to demonstrate compassion while maintaining a professional demeanor, as the patient may be experiencing troubling health issues. When working in an emergency department, the physician may be exposed to high-stress situations.
Some internists will also focus on one certain area of specialization, such as cardiology, infectious disease, or pulmonology. Graduation from an accredited medical school is necessary. Licensing to practice in the appropriate state must be possessed. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries of patients' internal organ systems.
- Perform routine examinations and treat serious conditions.
- Use diagnostic techniques to treat and examine patients including medication, surgery, and hospitalization.
- Examine patients for symptoms and determine causes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Internist
Pay by Experience for an Internist has a positive trend. An entry-level Internist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $177,000 based on 73 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Internist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $176,000 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Internist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $192,000 based on 71 salaries. An Internist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $187,000 based on 63 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Internists in Boston take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 29 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Baltimore and Chicago (18 percent less).
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