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LocumTenens.com Salary Surveys

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 in August and September 2022. 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 2022


Historical Salary Data

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

Internal medicine salaries have been steadily increasing since 2017, but in 2020 they saw a sharp decline by 17%. Twenty percent of internal medicine physicians said their salary decreased directly due to COVID-19 last year. More than half (51%) of respondents said they felt stress or burnout due to the pandemic and 53% are planning to take time off in the next few months. More than half (52%) are also planning on making a job change within the next year.

2021 data not available.

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Family Practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Family Practice



Where did internal medicine physicians work in 2022?

Last year, most internal medicine physicians worked for independent medical groups or practices.

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

Most internal medicine physicians were split pretty evenly between the baby boomer generation, generation X and millennials, though most had been in practice for five years or less. In 2020 most internal medicine physicians worked on the east coast. Almost half were full-time employed physicians.

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 September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.