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Hospitalist salary

How much do hospitalists make?

What is the salary for a hospitalist?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Compensation and Employment Survey in September of 2020. Survey respondents represent hospitalists who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average hospitalist salary in 2019

$268,766

Historical salary data

How does this year's salary compare to other years?

The average pay for hospitalists has been decreasing, which experts say is due to more physicians choosing to work in this specialty, leading to an overly saturated market. However, hospitalist compensation has most likely been impacted during 2020 as hospital medicine is in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

While there was a one-percent increase in female hospitalists this year, overall in recent years more males have been hospitalists.

LocumTenens.com Hospitalist Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

67%
1% decrease
LocumTenens.com Hospitalist Salary Survey - Female Salary

Female

33%
1% increase

Where do hospitalists work?

These are three of the top work settings for hospitalists.

Hospitalist Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

84%
4% increase
Hospitalist Salary Survey - Academic

Academic

7%
2% increase
Hospitalist Salary Survey - Group practice

Clinic or community center

5%
No change

How old are hospitalists?

Most hospitalists in 2019 were Millennials (those born between 1981 and 1997). 

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Respondent demographics

Hospitalists who took this survey

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

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Methodology

Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in September 2020. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 2,080 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states.

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