Family or General Practitioner Salary

On average, Family or General Practitioners in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($171K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Female Family or General Practitioners make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Although between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most Family or General Practitioners are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$98,706 - $226,335
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MEDIAN: $170,955
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$8.07 - $101.37
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MEDIAN: $80.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$98,706 - $226,335  
   
Bonus
$4,894 - $44,698  
Total Pay (?
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$97,868 - $231,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $101.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.67  
Overtime
$50.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$4,894 - $44,698  
   
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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$97,868 - $231,279  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $154K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $180K. On average, Family or General Practitioners make $178K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $193K on average.

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Key Stats for Family or General Practitioner

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$173,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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