Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salary

Salaries for General Practice Physicians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($131K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male General Practice Physicians making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a little over a half have dental, too. Most General Practice Physicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$54,849 - $215,918
$55K
$130K
$220K
MEDIAN: $131,375
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$16.28 - $122.41
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MEDIAN: $79.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$54,849 - $215,918  
   
Bonus
$1,034 - $33,935  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
Commission
$2,750  
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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$50,984 - $228,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 668
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$16.28 - $122.41  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $175.00  
National Annualized 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$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$1,034 - $33,935  
   
Commission
$2,750  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$50,984 - $228,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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.

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General Practice Physicians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Orthopedic Surgeon. The average Orthopedic Surgeon brings home $301K per year. Family Physicians or Internal Medicine Physicians are common next-step roles for General Practice Physicians moving up in their careers; annual pay for Family Physicians is $13K higher on average, and it's $17K higher for Internal Medicine Physicians.

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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: $136,390

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

For General Practice Physicians, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. General Practice Physicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+21 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), Orlando (+9 percent), and San Diego (+4 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a General Practice Physician's salary, with Washington General Practice Physicians earning salaries that are 25 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 25 percent less in San Francisco and 24 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, General Practice

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

▲28%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$136,000

▼20%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

urgent care
▲29%


National Average
$136,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 23%
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