According to ACP Hospitalist, Internal Medicine hospitalist pay was up 2.4% in the last year. Read the full report Hospitalists in adult medicine reported an increase in median compensation from $215,000 to $220,619 in 2010, while pediatric hospitalists median compensation rose from $160,038 in 2009 to $171,617 in 2010. Though hospitalists earned more in 2010, they also reported higher productivity. The annual median adult hospitalist physician work relative value unit (wRVU) rate was 4,166, a 1.4% increase over last year.
According to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and Society of Hospital MedicineĂ¢â‚¬â„¢s (SHM’s) State of Hospital Medicine: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data, compensation varied by how it was structured. Adult hospitalists with 50% base salary or less reported median compensation of $288,154, while adult hospitalists with 51-70% base salary reported median compensation of $249,250. Adult hospitalists who reported 71-90% base salary earned $213,542 in median compensation, and those with 91 to 99% base salary reported $221,270 in median compensation. Adult hospitalists with 100% base salary earned $205,003.