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Internal Medicine Salary

How much do internal medicine physicians make?

What is the salary for an internal medicine physician?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey from August to October 2023. Survey respondents represent internal medicine physicians 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 Internal Medicine Physician Salary in 2023


Historical Salary Data

How does this year's salary for internal medicine physicians compare to other years?

Internal medicine salaries rebounded in 2023 after a decline during the pandemic, during which time twenty percent of internal medicine physicians said their salary decreased directly due to COVID-19. The return of higher compensation correlates generally with resumption of elective procedures and other routine healthcare appointments.

2021 data not available.

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Internal Medicine


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Internal Medicine


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Non binary - Internal Medicine

Non Binary

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - Internal Medicine

Prefer not to answer


Where did internal medicine physicians work in 2023?

Last year, most internal medicine physicians worked in hospitals.

Internal Medicine Salary Survey Independent Medical Practice

Independent medical group / practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group practice - Internal Medicine

Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Community center - Internal Medicine




Internal medicine physicians who took this survey

Physicians working in internal medicine tend toward either end of the experience spectrum (36% 5 or fewer years, 32% 21 years or more). Relatively few are juggling the demands of permanent work and contract work (8%), and show a preference for either exclusively, with permanent employees constituting 50%. Millennials (born 1981 to 1996) dominate this specialty with 45% of the workforce.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are family internal medicine physicians?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to October 2023. Medical practitioners from the LocumTenens.com database were invited to participate in this survey. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. As incentive for completing the survey, respondents were offered a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. This survey takes into account clinicians currently practicing medicine. Of the 2,081 respondents who qualified for the survey, 1,675 completed it. At the 95% confidence level, the survey has an error range of +/- 2.4%.