Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salary

Compensation for Internal Medicine Physicians in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($187K). In the world of Internal Medicine Physicians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $41K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $63K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $97K and $275K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and years of experience. Male Internal Medicine Physicians are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most Internal Medicine Physicians report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$96,993 - $255,897
$97K
$180K
$260K
MEDIAN: $181,670
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$29.42 - $150
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$92
$150
MEDIAN: $91.97
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$0$269K
Salary $96,993 - $255,897
Bonus $4,791 - $49,336
Profit Sharing $493 - $55,752
Commission $48,000
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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$96,457 - $269,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,151
Hourly Data $0$307
Hourly Rate $29.42 - $150
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $14.79 - $308
Annual Data $0$269K
Bonus $4,791 - $49,336
Commission $48,000
Profit Sharing $493 - $55,752
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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$96,457 - $269,634
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 203

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

  • Diagnose and treat problems of the internal organs, such as the liver, heart, and lungs.
  • Manage and treat serious, chronic, and complex illnesses.
  • Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections, influenza and pneumonia.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine


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Internal Medicine Physicians may progress into high-paying roles like Invasive Cardiologist, where median compensation is $288K annually. With an annual salary of $193K, Hospitalist is the most common role for Internal Medicine Physicians to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a General Internist role — which usually pays $146K — is also typical for Internal Medicine Physicians, though less common by comparison.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $171,000 based on 504 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $185,000 based on 333 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 410 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $203,000 based on 277 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $184,848

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

Internal Medicine Physicians will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 6 percent. Internal Medicine Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Cleveland (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Washington Internal Medicine Physicians earning much less — 32 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Boston (19 percent less).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$185,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Internal Medicine Salaries

Hospitalist
▲53%

Occupational Health
▲15%

▲7%


National Average
$185,000

Palliative Care
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 159 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 16%