Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salary

Generous salaries abound for General Practice Physicians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($132K) per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of General Practice Physicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as General Practice Physicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$57,995 - $220,003
$58K
$130K
$220K
MEDIAN: $132,269
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$16.20 - $125.57
$16
$81
$130
MEDIAN: $80.78
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$0$234K
Salary $57,995 - $220,003
Bonus $1,027 - $35,479
Profit Sharing $10,000
Commission $6,250
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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$53,146 - $234,671
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 605
Hourly Data $0$176
Hourly Rate $16.20 - $125.57
Overtime $15.21 - $176.17
Annual Data $0$234K
Bonus $1,027 - $35,479
Commission $6,250
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$53,146 - $234,671
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, General Practice

The main task of a general practitioner, or general physician, is to diagnose and assist patients with routine checkups and examinations. A general physician is the first person whom patients will see when an illness or ailment is troubling them. Therefore, a physician must be able to complete a number of tasks, including collecting, recording, and maintaining patient information such as medical histories, reports, and examination results. He or she must be able to explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients in a professional and open manner. A general physician must also be able to monitor patients' conditions and progress as well as continually assess the efficiency of a given course of treatment. When necessary, a general physician must also be able to refer a patient to a specialized practitioner.

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Physician / Doctor, General Practice Tasks

  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
  • Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients' condition.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, General Practice


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As General Practice Physicians transition into upper-level roles such as Orthopedic Surgeon, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Orthopedic Surgeons earn $301K on average per year. The most common next step for a General Practice Physician is to become a Family Physician or an Internal Medicine Physician. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $16K more per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, General Practice

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, General Practice has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, General Practice with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 402 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, General Practice with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 238 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, General Practice which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $145,000 based on 203 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, General Practice with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $175,000 based on 128 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $136,748

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, General Practice Physicians in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. General Practice Physicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+20 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), Orlando (+9 percent), and San Diego (+4 percent). General Practice Physicians in Washington take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 26 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Francisco (25 percent lower) and Tampa (24 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, General Practice

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

▲28%

▲6%

▲6%

National Average
$137,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

urgent care
▲29%


National Average
$137,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 25%
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