Family or General Practitioner Salary

Family or General Practitioners in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $156K) surpassing six figures annually. Work is enjoyable for Family or General Practitioners, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Family or General Practitioners making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Although a fair number have medical coverage and close to one-half have dental coverage, between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,717 - $204,797

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$49.83 - $123.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$97,717 - $204,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,406  
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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$100,622 - $214,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$49.83 - $123.92  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,406  
   
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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$100,622 - $214,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $161K per year. On average, Family or General Practitioners make $167K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $161K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$166,000

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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 22%
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