$178,553
Avg. Salary
$95.85
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$15,274

Bonus

$11,000

Profit Sharing

$9,477

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Family Physician / Doctor is $95.85 per hour.

The average pay for a Family Physician / Doctor is $178,553 per year.

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MEDIAN $178,553
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$0$257K
Salary $99,774 - $244,380
Bonus $3,953 - $50,136
Profit Sharing $117 - $80,000
Commission $9,477
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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$100,559 - $257,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,214
Hourly Data $0$200
Hourly Rate $49.36 - $139
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $12.00 - $200
Annual Data $0$257K
Bonus $3,953 - $50,136
Commission $9,477
Profit Sharing $117 - $80,000
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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$100,559 - $257,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 336

Job Description

A Family Physician/Doctor serves as a primary care provider for individuals in a variety of age groups. He or she treats a wide variety of common health problems, concentrating on primary health care for the entire family. A family physician is often the first person called when a child or parent becomes ill. He or she performs an initial exam, and refers patients to specialists when necessary. The work environment for a doctor is generally indoors, in a clinic or hospital setting. Their coworkers may include but are not limited to nurses, specialists, surgeons, receptionists/office staff and other general practice doctors. Oftentimes multiple family physicians operate their practices under one roof, in a medical complex type setting. Their clients span a range of individuals, from infants to small children and teenagers all the way up through senior citizens and the elderly. The education required is extensive, and usually includes a doctoral or PhD degree as well as licensing by the medical board in the given state. Most family physicians keep routine office hours at least five days a week and sometimes on weekends. In special circumstances, doctors may work evenings and late nights as well as overnight shifts. The typical day for a family physician consists of a series of appointments with patients, usually scheduled back to back. Depending on the doctor's preference, he or she may set aside a designated lunch hour in which patients are not seen. Some prefer to reserve several hours at the end of the workday for paperwork and bookkeeping tasks. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Family Physician / Doctor Tasks
  • Treat a wide variety of common health problems, concentrating on primary health care for the entire family.
  • Refer patients to specialists when necessary.

Common Career Paths


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As Family Physicians transition into upper-level roles such as Chief Medical Officer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Chief Medical Officers earn $256K on average per year. As Family Physicians progress in their field, many go on to become Family or General Practitioners. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $145K. Another common career choice for Family Physicians is to move into a Medical Director of Medicine role — this promotion usually pays $207K.

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Popular Skills


Family Physicians seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Obstetrics, Acute Care, Family Practice, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Family Practice indicates knowledge of Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Family Physician / Doctor has a positive trend. An entry-level Family Physician / Doctor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $166,000 based on 566 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Family Physician / Doctor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $174,000 based on 390 salaries. An experienced Family Physician / Doctor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $181,000 based on 433 salaries. A Family Physician / Doctor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $187,000 based on 283 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $183,811

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

Family Physicians will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Family Physicians will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+6 percent) and Los Angeles (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include New York (14 percent lower) and Chicago (12 percent lower).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Family Physician / Doctor?

Family Physician / Doctor in Eastvale:
"Great."
Pros: Great people.
Cons: Traffice going home.

Family Physician / Doctor in Corpus Christi:
"Humid."
Pros: Happy wife
Cons: not enough time off

Family Physician / Doctor in San Jose:
"The paperwork for insurance is awful."
Study study study.

Family Physician / Doctor in Raleigh:
"Poopy."
Pros: Wiping poopy from peoples behinds until they love me! ;)
Cons: I hate when the poopy gets all up in my mouth hole because it is nasty! ;(

Family Physician / Doctor in Cedar Park:
"The Business Model Makes All The Difference."
Every new family physician should educate himself concerning how he is expecting to be paid for his efforts to become a physician as well as to continue as a practicing physician. The practice model must be such that his extensive education is well compensated without the waste of insurance companies. He should consider all his options. My advice is that if he can only see his currency as insurance company claims he should turn in his license and all his credentials and go into some other line of work. Insurance companies have successfully corrupted this industry and involved the U S Government in the administration of insurance to the American people. My advice to the medical student is to begin with the end in mind, get training in financial management, have a second and third vision in mind if medicine does not work out, and be ready to make any adjustment needed to keep going toward your life goals.

Family Physician / Doctor in Baltimore:
"Save early."
Start saving money early. Maximize IRA.

Family Physician / Doctor in Cypress:
"Negotiate."
Learn how to negotiate what you are worth.

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