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. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by just over a half. The majority of General Practice Physicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male General Practice Physicians making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$57,599 - $214,225
$58K
$130K
$210K
MEDIAN: $131,851
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50%
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$20.24 - $128.34
$20
$82
$130
MEDIAN: $81.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$57,599 - $214,225  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $35,745  
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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$53,194 - $232,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.24 - $128.34  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $180.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$1,021 - $35,745  
   
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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$53,194 - $232,816  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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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General Practice Physicians who transition into an Orthopedic Surgeon role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $301K per year. General Practice Physicians most often move into positions as Family Physicians or Internal Medicine Physicians; those groups report median salaries that are $12K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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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: $137,487

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for General Practice Physicians, 24 percent above the national average. General Practice Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+20 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), Orlando (+8 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. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Francisco (26 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 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

▲27%

▲6%

▲5%

National Average
$137,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

urgent care
▲28%


National Average
$137,000


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

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: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 22%