The average Family Practice Doctor Salary or General Practitioner Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Family Doctor's and General Practitioners work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools. The salaries of a Family Doctor and a General Practitioner will vary depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Family and General Practitioners reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.
Median Hourly & Annual Data
Family Practice Doctor Salary and General Practitioners median salary is $85.26 per hour. The lowest 10% earn less than $42 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $90.00 per hour
On an annual basis the median Family and General Practitioner salary is $177,330. The lowest 10% earn less than $87,000 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $167,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average
Lowest and Highest General Practitioner Salary
The lowest Family Doctor salary is $86,880 annually. The highest paid Family and General Practitioners earn as much as $250,000 per year.
Top 5 States
The best paying states for the Family Doctor and General Practitioner to earn a salary are Arkansas, Iowa, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island.
Top 5 Metropolitan Areas
The best city or metropolitan areas to earn a Family Doctor salary or General Practitioner salary are Waterloo-Cedar Falls IA, Steubenville-Weirton OH-WV, Ogden UT, Bradenton-Sarasota FL, and Athens GA.
Managed care organizations, the federal and state government and employment services offer other employment opportunities for family practice doctors or general practice doctors.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor there are 101,800 family practice doctors or general practice doctors working or employed in the United States. The majority are considered self employed.
Where They Work
Of all the Family and General Practitioners employed in the United States only about 17% or 17,750 of them work in hospitals. A few can be found working in dental offices or laboratories. A small percentage work for colleges, universities or outpatient care centers. The largest numbers of them work in clinics or urgent care centers either in private or group practices.
Private Practice vs. Employment
A rapidly growing trend in the healthcare arena is the use of the locum tenens. This is a doctor who agrees to a short term contract to fill in for a doctor who is on leave or extended absence. These contracts can be arranged individually by the doctor or through an intermediary such as an employment agency.
The majority of doctors in the U.S. are considered as self-employed or small business owners. As such they operate a private practice or clinic. The majority of doctors are considered self-employed.
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. A typical employment benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year. Self employed workers generally create their own benefits package which they fund. There are tax advantages to this. Typical benefits packages would not apply to this profession unless they were employed.