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Family or General Practitioner Salary

Average pay for a Family or General Practitioner in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $155K per year. Job satisfaction for Family or General Practitioners is high. Although a fair number have medical coverage and one-half have dental coverage, nearly one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Men make up a slight majority of Family or General Practitioners (59 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$91,089 - $203,244
(Median)
$91K
$160K
$200K
MEDIAN: $155,057
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$55.00 - $123.48
(Median)
$55
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MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$91,089 - $203,244  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,268  
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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$98,286 - $215,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$55.00 - $123.48  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,268  
   
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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$98,286 - $215,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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.


Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $156K per year. After working for 10 to 20 years, Family or General Practitioners make a median salary of $171K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $163K.

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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
0%

National Average
$163,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 24%