Family or General Practitioner Salary

Salaries for Family or General Practitioners in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($156K) per year. For the most part, Family or General Practitioners enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$97,782 - $203,617
(Median)
$98K
$160K
$200K
MEDIAN: $156,280
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$48.18 - $123.04
(Median)
$48
$77
$120
MEDIAN: $76.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$97,782 - $203,617  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,851  
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
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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$99,169 - $209,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.18 - $123.04  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,851  
   
Profit Sharing
$30,000  
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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$99,169 - $209,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $159K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $168K. On average, Family or General Practitioners make $169K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $161K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Family or General Practitioner Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$164,000

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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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