Family Physician / Doctor Salary

Family Physicians in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $175K per year on average. In the world of Family Physicians, overall income ranges from $99K near the bottom to $245K at the top; this can include more than $59K from bonuses and more than $149K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$97,692 - $236,942
$98K
$180K
$240K
MEDIAN: $177,111
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$49.95 - $138
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MEDIAN: $95.91
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$0$250K
Salary $97,692 - $236,942
Bonus $4,993 - $51,278
Profit Sharing $1,226 - $146,807
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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$98,667 - $250,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,253
Hourly Data $0$199
Hourly Rate $49.95 - $138
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $14.45 - $199
Annual Data $0$250K
Bonus $4,993 - $51,278
Profit Sharing $1,226 - $146,807
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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$98,667 - $250,070
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 175

Job Description for Family Physician / Doctor

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 2017 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 for Family Physician / Doctor


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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 for Family Physician / Doctor


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 for Family Physician / Doctor

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

National Average: $181,870

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).

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

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! ;(

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Key Stats for Family Physician / Doctor

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Family Physician / Doctor Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$182,000

▼1%

▼4%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Family Physician / Doctor Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$182,000



▼1%

Osteopathy
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 16%