General Practice Physicians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $136K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a little over a half have dental coverage, one-fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for General Practice Physicians is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male General Practice Physicians making up 54 percent of survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Read More
$58,834 - $217,755
$59K
$140K
$220K
MEDIAN: $135,936
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$20.63 - $127.18
$21
$82
$130
MEDIAN: $81.63
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$58,834 - $217,755  
   
Bonus
$1,027 - $35,479  
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).
)
$57,681 - $236,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 725
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.63 - $127.18  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $187.50  
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.
)
$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$1,027 - $35,479  
   
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).
)
$57,681 - $236,437  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


General Practice Physicians who go on to become Orthopedic Surgeons may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Orthopedic Surgeons is $300K annually. When General Practice Physicians are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Family Physicians or Internal Medicine Physicians. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $12K, respectively.

Physician / Doctor, General Practice Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, General Practice

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


General Practice Physicians with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $118K per year. On average, General Practice Physicians make $147K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $179K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $140,916

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

For General Practice Physicians, Boston provides a pay rate that is 23 percent greater than the national average. General Practice Physicians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+20 percent), Portland (+17 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), and Miami (+10 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with General Practice Physicians in Washington earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. Workers in Florida and San Francisco earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (22 percent less).

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, General Practice

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%


Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$141,000


Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, General Practice Salaries

urgent care
up arrow 25%



National Average
$141,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 21%
ADVERTISEMENT