How Much Do Internists Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


Internists diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$210960 per year
Hourly wage
$101 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$64,340 to $112,490 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$31 to $54 per hour

Entry-level Internists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $64,340 to $112,490 per year or $31 to $54 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Internists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $100+ $208,000+
Middle (Mid 50%) $100+ $208,000+
Junior (Bottom 25%) $54 $112,490
No experience (Bottom 10%) $31 $64,340

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
SD $138 $286,330
AK $136 $282,730
SC $136 $282,620
NV $133 $277,340
WI $133 $276,400
WY $132 $273,750
NC $131 $273,320
NM $130 $271,210
IN $127 $264,840
MN $123 $256,340

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Internist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like SD doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at SD might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Internists are in the states of SD, AK, SC, NV and WI.

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