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Physician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$190,000
$125,000
$190,000
$288,000
Physicians in the United States make an average salary of $190,217 per year or $91.45 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $125,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $288,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Hampshire, Washington, Vermont, Colorado, and Kentucky provide the highest physician salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Seattle, WA
$325,020
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Map of Physician Salaries

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

Average Salary

Average Physician Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a physician is roughly $190,217 per year, which boils down to $91.45 per hour. Interestingly enough, physicians have the highest salaries in Sioux Falls, SD at about $333,201 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Sioux Falls, SD is $180,000. Additionally, physicians make more than the average salary in Rochester, MN, Seattle, WA, Memphis, TN, Omaha, NE, and Kansas City, KS. On a more broad level, physician salaries are highest in New Hampshire, Washington, Vermont, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Maine. On the contrary, Mississippi, Idaho, and Alaska offer the lowest physician salaries.

City
Average Salary
Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
$333,201
$333k
Rochester, MN
Rochester, MN
$325,142
$325k
Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA
$325,020
$325k
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
$319,814
$320k
Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE
$318,997
$319k
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, KS
$318,527
$319k
Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN
$305,215
$305k
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI
$302,852
$303k
Fargo, ND
Fargo, ND
$300,488
$300k
Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX
$300,066
$300k

High Paying Physician Jobs

Average Physician Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a physician, being employed by a company such as Borgess Medical Ctr or United Hospital would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Florida Hospital Ctr and Covenant Health Care System also report highly competitive salaries for physicians.

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Physician Salary History

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    Recently Added Physician Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Physician (Peds)
    Physician (Peds)
    Wolf Point, MT
    Wolf Point, MT
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/30/2020
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Physician (Anesthesiologist)
    Physician (Anesthesiologist)
    Physician (Anesthesiologist)
    Erie, PA
    Erie, PA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    10/30/2020
    Physician (General Surgery)
    Physician (General Surgery)
    Lawton, OK
    Lawton, OK
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $250,000
    $250,000
    10/30/2020
    Central Oregon Radiology Assoc., P.C.
    Central Oregon Radiology Assoc., P.C.
    Women's Imaging/Mammography Physician Employee
    Women's Imaging/Mammography Physician Employee
    Women's Imaging/Mammography Physician Employee
    Bend, OR
    Bend, OR
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $450,000
    $450,000
    10/30/2020
    Physician (Peds)
    Physician (Peds)
    Fort Washakie, WY
    Fort Washakie, WY
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/30/2020
    Physician (Im/Fp)
    Physician (Im/Fp)
    Red Lake, MN
    Red Lake, MN
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $107,569
    $107,569
    10/30/2020
    Physician (Internal Medicine)
    Physician (Internal Medicine)
    Pine, AZ
    Pine, AZ
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $107,569
    $107,569
    10/30/2020
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Physician-Psychiatrist
    Physician-Psychiatrist
    Physician-Psychiatrist
    Portsmouth, VA
    Portsmouth, VA
    10/30/2020
    10/30/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    10/30/2020
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Physician (Primary Care Float
    Physician (Primary Care Float
    Physician (Primary Care Float
    North Little Rock, AR
    North Little Rock, AR
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    10/29/2020
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Physician (Psychiatrist)
    Physician (Psychiatrist)
    Physician (Psychiatrist)
    Providence, RI
    Providence, RI
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    10/29/2020