Locum tenens internal medicine jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year.
Locum internists hold the same qualifications as their permanent peers, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.
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Internists earn an average salary of $273,000 per year, according to Medscape. This puts internists in the bottom third of physician specialties.
Locum tenens neurologists earn between $75 and $120 an hour, depending on a variety of factors relating to the assignment, facility, and the experience of the internists.
Internal medicine employment is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032. This number is in line with the average projected growth for all occupations.
The average salary for internists has increased 39 percent since 2015. In 2023, it increased 4 percent to $273,000 a year.