Family Physician / Doctor Salary

Family Physicians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $174K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Family Physicians stretch from $99K on the lower end to $245K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $60K from bonuses and $149K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Family Physicians. Women Family Physicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$98,347 - $232,341
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$170K
$230K
MEDIAN: $174,269
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$49.33 - $138.59
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MEDIAN: $92.56
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$0$244K
Salary $98,347 - $232,341
Bonus $5,020 - $59,598
Profit Sharing $2,517 - $148,994
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$99,079 - $244,710
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,213
Hourly Data $0$197
Hourly Rate $49.33 - $138.59
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $9.86 - $197.97
Annual Data $0$244K
Bonus $5,020 - $59,598
Profit Sharing $2,517 - $148,994
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$99,079 - $244,710
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166

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Job Description for Family Physician / Doctor

A Family Physician/Doctor serves as a primary care provider for individuals in a variety of age groups. He or she treats a wide variety of common health problems, concentrating on primary health care for the entire family. A family physician is often the first person called when a child or parent becomes ill. He or she performs an initial exam, and refers patients to specialists when necessary. The work environment for a doctor is generally indoors, in a clinic or hospital setting. Their coworkers may include but are not limited to nurses, specialists, surgeons, receptionists/office staff and other general practice doctors. Oftentimes multiple family physicians operate their practices under one roof, in a medical complex type setting. Their clients span a range of individuals, from infants to small children and teenagers all the way up through senior citizens and the elderly. The education required is extensive, and usually includes a doctoral or PhD degree as well as licensing by the medical board in the given state. Most family physicians keep routine office hours at least five days a week and sometimes on weekends. In special circumstances, doctors may work evenings and late nights as well as overnight shifts. The typical day for a family physician consists of a series of appointments with patients, usually scheduled back to back. Depending on the doctor's preference, he or she may set aside a designated lunch hour in which patients are not seen. Some prefer to reserve several hours at the end of the workday for paperwork and bookkeeping tasks.


Family Physician / Doctor Tasks

  • Treat a wide variety of common health problems, concentrating on primary health care for the entire family.
  • Refer patients to specialists when necessary.

Common Career Paths for Family Physician / Doctor


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At the upper end, Family Physicians who move into a Chief Medical Officer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Medical Officers is a much higher $256K per year. Becoming a Family or General Practitioner is, more often than not, the most common role that Family Physicians move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Family or General Practitioner is $145K. Another frequent advance is for Family Physicians to assume a Medical Director of Medicine role; in this role, workers often take home $207K.

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Popular Skills for Family Physician / Doctor


Family Physicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics, Acute Care, Family Practice, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Family Practice also know Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Family Physician / Doctor

Pay by Experience for a Family Physician / Doctor has a positive trend. An entry-level Family Physician / Doctor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 566 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Family Physician / Doctor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $174,000 based on 390 salaries. An experienced Family Physician / Doctor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $181,000 based on 433 salaries. A Family Physician / Doctor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $187,000 based on 283 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $179,159

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Family Physicians, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Family Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+6 percent) and Los Angeles (+2 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York (14 percent lower) and Chicago (12 percent lower).

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Q: What is it like working as a Family Physician / Doctor?

Family Physician / Doctor in Raleigh:
"Poopy."
Pros: Wiping poopy from peoples behinds until they love me! ;)
Cons: I hate when the poopy gets all up in my mouth hole because it is nasty! ;(

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Key Stats for Family Physician / Doctor

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Family Physician / Doctor Salaries

▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$179,000

▼3%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Family Physician / Doctor Salaries

▲3%

▲2%



▼0%

National Average
$179,000

Osteopathy
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 15%
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