Salary for Hospitalists

Also known as:  Aviation Medicine Specialist, Cardiologist, Dermatologist, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Gastroenterologist, Immunologist, Laryngologist, Neonatal Doctor, Neonatologist, Nephrologist


The coordination, diagnosis and treatment of inpatient care, and the discharge planning, writing of discharge instructions and discharging of patients all fall under the responsibilities of hospitalists. These physicians prescribe medicine, order diagnostic tests and imaging, communicate with primary care physicians, and attend inpatient consultations in their specilaties. They are licensed medical doctors, with a minimum education of doctoral or professional degree level. They are primarily found in intensive care units, medical wards, acute care units, emergency rooms and rehabilitation clinics and centers.

A Hospitalist can get an average wage between 144000 and 216000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Hospitalists can earn a wage of One Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars each year.

Hospitalists are paid at the highest average level in Minnesota, where they earn compensation, on average, of approximating $218180. People with this job title can expect the highest salaries in Finance and Insurance, where they can receive salary pay of $207270.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.18 percent nationwide in that time.
Hospitalists tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $207,270
Finance and Insurance $185,660
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Public Administration $177,600
Manufacturing $157,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $107,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $136,330
Manufacturing $157,670
Public Administration $177,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850