Six-figure salaries are the norm for Family or General Practitioners in the United States, with median pay hovering around $169K per year. Most Family or General Practitioners survey respondents are women (73 percent). Most Family or General Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$97,495 - $226,335
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MEDIAN: $169,250
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$7.86 - $101.37
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MEDIAN: $76.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$97,495 - $226,335  
   
Bonus
$4,907 - $44,385  
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$95,973 - $231,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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Hourly Rate
$7.86 - $101.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.67  
Overtime
$50.22  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,907 - $44,385  
   
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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$95,973 - $231,916  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $154K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $176K. Family or General Practitioners with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $176K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $186K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Family or General Practitioner

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$171,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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