On average, Family or General Practitioners in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($169K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. For the most part, Family or General Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Female Family or General Practitioners make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$99,630 - $220,341
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$100K
$170K
$220K
MEDIAN: $168,614
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$8.14 - $98.82
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$8
$79
$99
MEDIAN: $79.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$99,630 - $220,341  
   
Bonus
$4,932 - $44,698  
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
Total Pay (?
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$98,842 - $227,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $98.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.67  
Overtime
$70.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,932 - $44,698  
   
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
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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$98,842 - $227,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Family or General Practitioner

Family/general practitioners are medical physicians who provide diagnoses of common diseases and ailments. They may refer to a specialized doctor for particular ailments which are outside their scope of knowledge, and good bedside manner is important in order to interact with patients on a daily basis and deliver quality service. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also important.

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Family or General Practitioner Tasks

  • Examine, diagnose, and perform preventative and interventional care for clinic patients.
  • Respond to emergencies and be on call for urgent care.
  • Order tests and provide treatments as appropriate.
  • Document health status and plans, including progress and discharge notes and prescriptions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Family or General Practitioner

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $157K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $172K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $185K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$170,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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