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Highest Paying Industries for General Internists

The top 30 highest paying industries for general internists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $185,950, outpatient care centers is the highest paying industry for general internists. It is followed by general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry (average annual salary $184,620). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of general internists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 30 Highest Paying Industries for General Internists

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Outpatient Care Centers
$185,950
1,800
2 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$184,620
1,020
3 Hospitals - Local government owned
$184,620
1,020
4 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$184,440
140
5 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$184,110
1,070
6 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$180,850
130
7 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$180,500
70
8 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$180,070
180
9 Federal, State, and Local Government
$180,070
180
10 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$179,780
50
11 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$179,750
70
12 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$178,410
50
13 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$178,220
90
14 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$177,600
40
15 Scientific Research and Development Services
$177,600
40
16 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$177,550
70
17 Hospitals - Privately owned
$158,840
9,450
18 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$156,990
9,300
19 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$142,900
11,780
20 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$137,080
11,510
21 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$93,400
2,930
22 Hospitals - State government owned
$84,820
1,300
23 State government, including schools and hospitals
$83,930
1,860
24 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$83,080
1,200
25 Educational Services - Privately owned
$58,030
670
26 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$57,960
660
27 Educational Services
$57,050
1,100
28 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$57,000
1,090
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$53,540
430
30 Educational Services - State government owned
$53,540
430
See also: Highest paying cities for general internists.