Family or General Practitioner Salary

Average pay for a Family or General Practitioner in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $156K per year. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by around half. Work is enjoyable for Family or General Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Family or General Practitioners (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,332 - $205,064
(Median)
$97K
$160K
$210K
MEDIAN: $155,831
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$49.83 - $123.92
(Median)
$50
$81
$120
MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$97,332 - $205,064  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,134  
Profit Sharing
$8,000 - $40,000  
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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$100,307 - $215,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$49.83 - $123.92  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000 - $40,000  
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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$100,307 - $215,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Family or General Practitioner

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

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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.


Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $161K per year. Family or General Practitioners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $168K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $160K.

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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$165,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 22%
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