Updated August 18, 2021
Average Physician Salary
$176,000 yearly
$84.69 hourly

Entry level Salary
$90,000 yearly
$90,000
10 %
$176,000
Median
$342,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$342,000
$28,500
$164
75th Percentile
$249,000
$20,750
$120
Average
$176,157
$14,680
$85
25th Percentile
$124,000
$10,333
$60
10th Percentile
$90,000
$7,500
$43

Average Physician Salary By State

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Physician average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$187,200
$90.00
Alaska
$183,940
$88.43
Arizona
$171,814
$82.60
Arkansas
$170,207
$81.83
California
$167,115
$80.34
Colorado
$188,076
$90.42
Connecticut
$168,601
$81.06
Delaware
$182,057
$87.53
District of Columbia
$126,791
$60.96
Florida
$174,066
$83.69
Georgia
$166,002
$79.81
Hawaii
$94,454
$45.41
Idaho
$175,619
$84.43
Illinois
$169,737
$81.60
Indiana
$186,032
$89.44
Iowa
$177,972
$85.56
Kansas
$187,114
$89.96
Kentucky
$189,803
$91.25
Louisiana
$184,781
$88.84
Maine
$175,154
$84.21
Maryland
$168,943
$81.22
Massachusetts
$168,671
$81.09
Michigan
$175,332
$84.29
Minnesota
$189,623
$91.16
Mississippi
$166,266
$79.94
Missouri
$174,837
$84.06
Montana
$169,453
$81.47
Nebraska
$185,341
$89.11
Nevada
$174,602
$83.94
New Hampshire
$188,904
$90.82
New Jersey
$152,186
$73.17
New Mexico
$166,877
$80.23
New York
$138,190
$66.44
North Carolina
$181,208
$87.12
North Dakota
$181,007
$87.02
Ohio
$171,944
$82.67
Oklahoma
$175,749
$84.49
Oregon
$189,063
$90.90
Pennsylvania
$171,682
$82.54
Rhode Island
$146,344
$70.36
South Carolina
$174,841
$84.06
South Dakota
$184,975
$88.93
Tennessee
$191,231
$91.94
Texas
$182,977
$87.97
Utah
$170,370
$81.91
Vermont
$173,572
$83.45
Virginia
$173,876
$83.59
Washington
$197,546
$94.97
West Virginia
$185,384
$89.13
Wisconsin
$185,873
$89.36
Wyoming
$190,020
$91.36

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Highest Paying Cities For Physician

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Rochester, MN
$241,086
$115.91
Memphis, TN
$236,311
$113.61
Cheyenne, WY
$233,609
$112.31
Milwaukee, WI
$230,527
$110.83
Huntington, WV
$227,373
$109.31
Indianapolis, IN
$226,734
$109.01

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How much does a Physician make?

The average physician salary is $176,157 per year, or $84.69 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $90,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $342,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Tennessee, Wyoming, Kentucky, and Minnesota provide the highest physician salaries.

Average Physician Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $176,000
    $84.69
    +1.2%
    2020
    $174,000
    $83.70
    +4.2%
    2019
    $167,000
    $80.22
    +3.2%
    2018
    $162,000
    $77.65
    +2.3%
    2017
    $158,000
    $75.88
    +2.0%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Doctor

    Avg. salary: $180,184

    A doctor is a medical expert who diagnoses and treats illnesses and injuries, often specializing in particular areas. Their responsibilities revolve around conducting initial interviews and examinations, studying a patient's medical history and laboratory results, providing consultations and care advice, prescribing medication, and referring patients to specialists when necessary. They must also coordinate and maintain an active communication line with nurses, administrators, and technicians for a smooth workflow. Moreover, a doctor must educate patients about their health conditions, helping them understand their situation better.
    37,661 Doctor Jobs
    Family Practice Doctor

    Avg. salary: $82,224

    Family practice doctors provide lifelong care for a patient and their family. They offer medical attention to all family members, educates patients on disease prevention, provide health maintenance, and ensure mental and emotional needs are met. They manage basic complaints, like colds or flus, and also treat chronic illnesses, like asthma, diabetes, or degenerative conditions. They provide ongoing personalized care. Doctors must be empathetic, professional, and knowledgeable.
    30,690 Family Practice Doctor Jobs
    Family Practice MD

    Avg. salary: $219,831

    A family practice MD is responsible for monitoring and diagnosing patients' conditions of all ages. Family practice MDs identify the patients' medical histories and administer treatment plans and medications. They also coordinate with other medical professionals for further laboratory examinations. A family practice MD must have excellent communication and extensive knowledge of the medical industry to identify the best treatment methods for the patients. Family practice MDs keep an organized record of medical charts for reference and reports.
    49,042 Family Practice MD Jobs
    Medical Doctor

    Avg. salary: $136,747

    A Medical Doctor, also known as a physician, is a healthcare professional who diagnoses and treats patients from injuries and illnesses. As a Medical Doctor, your day-to-day duties will typically include assessing a patient's symptoms, prescribing and administering treatment to patients, and providing follow-up medical care to patients. You will be responsible for interpreting patients' laboratory results and referring them to other providers when needed. Also, you will need to work closely with other healthcare professionals and promote health education.
    34,069 Medical Doctor Jobs
    General Practitioner

    Avg. salary: $174,341

    A General Practitioner provides primary and continuing medical care for patients within their community. They are responsible for diagnosing patients, checking patients results, and providing treatment as required.
    72,396 General Practitioner Jobs
    Family Practitioner

    Avg. salary: $153,426

    Family practitioners are medical professionals who are responsible for providing care for an entire family in small and rural communities. By using their knowledge in the medical profession, these doctors are required to diagnose and treat a variety of medical issues while referring patients to an appropriate specialist if medical problems are outside their range of practice. They must participate in well-care visits with their patients to monitor the development of their health as well as perform routine tests such as cholesterol tests and blood pressure readings. Family practitioners must also help women give birth to a child.
    38,392 Family Practitioner Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Doctor
    $180,184
    $15,015
    $86.63
    37,661
    Family Practice Doctor
    $82,225
    $6,852
    $39.53
    30,690
    Family Practice MD
    $219,831
    $18,319
    $105.69
    49,042
    Medical Doctor
    $136,748
    $11,396
    $65.74
    34,069
    General Practitioner
    $174,342
    $14,528
    $83.82
    72,396
    Family Practitioner
    $153,427
    $12,786
    $73.76
    38,392
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    Which Companies Pay Physicians The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a physician, being employed by a company such as West Coast Bancorp or Collom & Carney would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Nationwide Mutual Insurance .. and Physicians Health Plan also report highly competitive salaries for physicians.
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    Average Physician Salary by Demographic

    Physician Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $187,071
    female-income
    Female Income
    $159,663
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$187,071
    Female$159,663
    Median Physician Income by Race
    Asian physicians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian physicians have the lowest average salary at $165,891.
    $185,000
    $148,000
    $111,000
    $74,000
    $37,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$179,666
    Black or African American$168,542
    Asian$180,524
    Hispanic or Latino$172,213
    Average Physician Salary by Education Level
    $190,000
    $152,000
    $114,000
    $76,000
    $38,000
    $0
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$187,071
    Doctorate Degree$156,578