Hospitalist Compensation Greatest in Southern States

Hospitalists had the greatest average annual compensation in the South, according to the Medical Group Management Association's "Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2011 Report Based on 2010 Data."

Most hospitalists specialize in internal medicine, but hospitalists that specialize in family practice as well as pediatrics also received higher salaries in the South than those in the East, Midwest or West. Here is the breakdown of hospitalist compensation by geographic region:

Hospitalist (Internal Medicine)
South:  $249,500
Midwest:  $222,771
West:  $213,756
East:  $210,865

Hospitalist (Family Practice)

South:  $233,677
Midwest:  $227,872
East:  $220,303
West:  $200,819

Hospitalist (Pediatric)

South:  $197,453
West:  $193,628
East:  $158,125
Midwest:  $149,991

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