General Internists Salary Information

The salary statistics of general internists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of general internists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The general internists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. General Internists Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,080
25th Percentile Wage
$119,750
50th Percentile Wage
$196,380
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general internists. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $196,380. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $119,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,080. Note that in the United States, the median (50th percentile) annual salary is almost 226% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general internists from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2016196,3804.85%4.85%
2013186,850--

Table 2. General Internists Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of general internists in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for general internists occupations is the health care and social assistance sector with an annual salary $197,050. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $122,730).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Health Care and Social Assistance
$197,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$179,990
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$168,980
Educational Services
$162,930
Federal, State, and Local Government
$162,610
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$122,730

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of General Internists by States

From the above tables we note that not only general internists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of general internists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $63,670 to $205,240. The highest paying state for general internists is South Carolina with a median annual salary of $205,240. The lowest paying state is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $63,670. For more salary information of general internists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
South Carolina
$205,240
Ohio
$204,370
Montana
$203,910
Florida
$202,890
Arizona
$202,590
California
$200,860
New Jersey
$199,590
Nebraska
$198,080
Colorado
$197,290
Kansas
$197,130
Oregon
$195,560
Rhode Island
$194,640
Kentucky
$194,070
Maryland
$189,560
Maine
$188,110
New York
$185,990
Massachusetts
$185,820
Iowa
$184,830
Washington
$184,480
Virginia
$184,010
Vermont
$183,550
Oklahoma
$182,420
Tennessee
$182,150
Connecticut
$180,680
New Hampshire
$179,220
Illinois
$176,120
Delaware
$174,220
New Mexico
$169,070
Hawaii
$164,920
Pennsylvania
$161,680
Utah
$153,180
Nevada
$150,740
Texas
$123,780
Michigan
$97,560
Puerto Rico
$64,520
District of Columbia
$63,670



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