Average Medical Doctor Salary
$136,000 yearly
$48.57 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$59,000
10 %
$136,000
Median
$315,000
90 %
Medical doctors in the United States make an average salary of $136,748 per year or $65.74 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $59,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $315,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Alaska, New Hampshire, Kansas, Maine, and New Jersey provide the highest medical doctor salaries.

Average Medical Doctor Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where medical doctors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Medical Doctor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$134,354
$134,354
$64.59
$64.59
Alaska
Alaska
$153,592
$153,592
$73.84
$73.84
Arizona
Arizona
$119,489
$119,489
$57.45
$57.45
Arkansas
Arkansas
$122,287
$122,287
$58.79
$58.79
California
California
$136,920
$136,920
$65.83
$65.83
Colorado
Colorado
$135,714
$135,714
$65.25
$65.25
Connecticut
Connecticut
$124,733
$124,733
$59.97
$59.97
Delaware
Delaware
$121,626
$121,626
$58.47
$58.47
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$96,741
$96,741
$46.51
$46.51
Florida
Florida
$126,994
$126,994
$61.05
$61.05
Georgia
Georgia
$112,022
$112,022
$53.86
$53.86
Hawaii
Hawaii
$126,938
$126,938
$61.03
$61.03
Idaho
Idaho
$125,042
$125,042
$60.12
$60.12
Illinois
Illinois
$124,796
$124,796
$60.00
$60.00
Indiana
Indiana
$125,600
$125,600
$60.38
$60.38
Iowa
Iowa
$119,423
$119,423
$57.41
$57.41
Kansas
Kansas
$138,108
$138,108
$66.40
$66.40
Kentucky
Kentucky
$122,404
$122,404
$58.85
$58.85
Louisiana
Louisiana
$130,391
$130,391
$62.69
$62.69
Maine
Maine
$137,503
$137,503
$66.11
$66.11
Maryland
Maryland
$122,685
$122,685
$58.98
$58.98
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$127,845
$127,845
$61.46
$61.46
Michigan
Michigan
$112,883
$112,883
$54.27
$54.27
Minnesota
Minnesota
$125,373
$125,373
$60.28
$60.28
Mississippi
Mississippi
$122,042
$122,042
$58.67
$58.67
Missouri
Missouri
$124,771
$124,771
$59.99
$59.99
Montana
Montana
$110,446
$110,446
$53.10
$53.10
Nebraska
Nebraska
$120,584
$120,584
$57.97
$57.97
Nevada
Nevada
$130,290
$130,290
$62.64
$62.64
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$139,693
$139,693
$67.16
$67.16
New Jersey
New Jersey
$137,464
$137,464
$66.09
$66.09
New Mexico
New Mexico
$122,570
$122,570
$58.93
$58.93
New York
New York
$104,626
$104,626
$50.30
$50.30
North Carolina
North Carolina
$120,037
$120,037
$57.71
$57.71
North Dakota
North Dakota
$121,007
$121,007
$58.18
$58.18
Ohio
Ohio
$115,362
$115,362
$55.46
$55.46
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$127,814
$127,814
$61.45
$61.45
Oregon
Oregon
$128,021
$128,021
$61.55
$61.55
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$123,380
$123,380
$59.32
$59.32
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$109,697
$109,697
$52.74
$52.74
South Carolina
South Carolina
$115,192
$115,192
$55.38
$55.38
South Dakota
South Dakota
$117,936
$117,936
$56.70
$56.70
Tennessee
Tennessee
$131,412
$131,412
$63.18
$63.18
Texas
Texas
$134,470
$134,470
$64.65
$64.65
Utah
Utah
$123,443
$123,443
$59.35
$59.35
Vermont
Vermont
$118,379
$118,379
$56.91
$56.91
Virginia
Virginia
$112,711
$112,711
$54.19
$54.19
Washington
Washington
$131,897
$131,897
$63.41
$63.41
West Virginia
West Virginia
$128,932
$128,932
$61.99
$61.99
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$123,152
$123,152
$59.21
$59.21
Wyoming
Wyoming
$129,723
$129,723
$62.37
$62.37

Highest Paying Cities For Medical Doctor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Olathe, KS
Olathe, KS
$166,345
$166,345
$79.97
$79.97
Selma, CA
Selma, CA
$150,737
$150,737
$72.47
$72.47
Sherman, TX
Sherman, TX
$150,205
$150,205
$72.21
$72.21
Parkersburg, WV
Parkersburg, WV
$146,162
$146,162
$70.27
$70.27
Madison, WI
Madison, WI
$144,899
$144,899
$69.66
$69.66
Michigan City, IN
Michigan City, IN
$144,335
$144,335
$69.39
$69.39

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Average Medical Doctor Salary Over Time

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Family Practice Physician

    Avg. salary: $200,530

    Family practice physicians provide comprehensive medical care services to each family member. These services may include disease diagnosis and treatment, family planning, and immunizations. They typically have undergone specialty training on the various primary care disciplines, including preventive care, pediatric medicine, and OB care. They are responsible for diagnosing and treating illnesses and medical conditions, providing routine health screenings, and advising patients on lifestyle changes to prevent diseases. Family practice physicians supervise physician assistants, medical assistants, and nurses and coordinate with occupational and rehabilitation therapists on a patient's behalf.
    52,285 Family Practice Physician Jobs
    Family Physician

    Avg. salary: $205,930

    A family physician specializes in providing health care services to an entire family, regardless of age, health condition, or gender. Aside from conducting regular check-ups and consultations, they serve as a family's primary contact when health problems occur. Among their responsibilities include maintaining a family's health records, helping families navigate through the healthcare system, coordinating with insurance companies, and referring them to other specialists when necessary. Moreover, a family physician builds positive relationships with clients, helping them feel comfortable every step of the way.
    48,844 Family Physician Jobs
    Ob/Gyn Physician

    Avg. salary: $174,442

    An ob/gyn physician is a health care expert who specializes in women's health, particularly in reproductive and gynecological conditions. Aside from treating and diagnosing health issues, they also handle pregnancies and childbirth. Their responsibilities include conducting various tests and examinations, providing consultations and check-ups, studying the patients' medical histories, prescribing medication, developing care and treatment plans, and regularly monitoring the patients' conditions. Moreover, an ob/gyn physician must maintain an active communication line with staff to provide a smooth and efficient service to patients.
    33,986 Ob/Gyn Physician Jobs
    Staff Physician

    Avg. salary: $204,664

    A Staff Physician oversees and directs the work of physicians and mid-level practitioners, and assists in internal quality control audits. They are also responsible for making diagnoses and prescribing specialized treatment plans.
    76,956 Staff Physician Jobs
    Primary Care Physician

    Avg. salary: $206,571

    A Primary Care Physician is responsible for providing regular medical care for their patients. They provide personal assistance, medical attention, and emotional support to others, such as coworkers, customers, and patients.
    86,683 Primary Care Physician Jobs
    Acute Care Physician

    Avg. salary: $216,402

    An acute care physician is responsible for providing quality care services for the patients, diagnosing them, and administering medications. These physicians have the same duties as regular physicians, usually working for patients with a short-term illness or those patients recovered from medical conditions that require ongoing treatment and medications. Acute care physicians monitor patients' medical histories, scheduling follow-up checkups, as well as other procedures. They should have excellent communication and organizational skills, and most importantly, the knowledge of the medical industry within their expertise.
    88,704 Acute Care Physician Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Medical Doctors The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Pacific Medical Centers and Presbyterian as they offer the highest salaries for medical doctors.
    Company

    Recently Added Medical Doctor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Medical Doctor/Primary Care for PCP
    Medical Doctor/Primary Care for PCP
    Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte, NC
    06/24/2021
    06/24/2021
    $200,000
    $200,000
    06/24/2021
    Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma
    Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Tulsa, OK
    Tulsa, OK
    05/21/2021
    05/21/2021
    $208,700
    $208,700
    05/21/2021
    The Center for Victims of Torture
    The Center for Victims of Torture
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Clarkston, WA
    Clarkston, WA
    05/11/2021
    05/11/2021
    $208,700
    $208,700
    05/11/2021
    The Center for Victims of Torture
    The Center for Victims of Torture
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Clarkston, WA
    Clarkston, WA
    05/11/2021
    05/11/2021
    $208,700
    $208,700
    05/11/2021
    Medical Doctor-Internist
    Medical Doctor-Internist
    Orange City, FL
    Orange City, FL
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $208,000
    $208,000
    01/21/2021
    XXX
    XXX
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Englewood, NJ
    Englewood, NJ
    12/31/2020
    12/31/2020
    $300,000
    $300,000
    12/31/2020
    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
    Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Inc.
    Medical Doctor-Cardiologist
    Medical Doctor-Cardiologist
    Medical Doctor-Cardiologist
    Laguna Hills, CA
    Laguna Hills, CA
    08/25/2020
    08/25/2020
    $280,000
    $280,000
    08/25/2020
    Pathology Associates of San Antonio, LLP
    Pathology Associates of San Antonio, LLP
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Medical Doctor
    Laredo, TX
    Laredo, TX
    07/17/2020
    07/17/2020
    $225,784
    $225,784
    07/17/2020
    Medical Doctor, Emergency Department
    Medical Doctor, Emergency Department
    Greenville, NC
    Greenville, NC
    07/13/2020
    07/13/2020
    $215,000
    $215,000
    07/13/2020
    Alumni Healthcare Staffing
    Alumni Healthcare Staffing
    Federal Bureau of Prisons-Medical Doctor Need-Santa Maria, CA Area
    Federal Bureau of Prisons-Medical Doctor Need-Santa Maria, CA Area
    Federal Bureau of Prisons-Medical Doctor Need-Santa Maria, CA Area
    Lompoc, CA
    Lompoc, CA
    06/26/2020
    06/26/2020
    $302,615
    $302,615
    06/26/2020

    Average Medical Doctor Salary by Demographic

    Medical Doctor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $142,003
    female-income
    Female Income
    $121,206
    Median Medical Doctor Income by Race
    Asian medical doctors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown medical doctors have the lowest average salary at $125,931.
    $138,000
    $135,000
    $132,000
    $129,000
    $126,000
    $123,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$136,384
    Black or African American$127,943
    Asian$137,035
    Unknown$125,931
    Hispanic or Latino$130,728
    Average Medical Doctor Salary by Education Level
    $144,000
    $139,000
    $134,000
    $129,000
    $124,000
    $119,000
    $114,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$142,003
    Doctorate Degree$118,864