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Physician salary in United States

How much does a Physician make in the United States?

Average base salary

$207,932
Average $207,932
Low $125,408
High $344,760
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a physician is $207,932 per year in the United States. 2.9k salaries reported, updated at February 1, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Physicians in United States

  1. Aspen Medical
    4.4
    52 reviews77 salaries reported
    $521,668per year
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Highest paying cities for Physicians near United States

  1. Washington, DC
    $265,117 per year
    53 salaries reported
  2. Memphis, TN
    $254,883 per year
    20 salaries reported
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
    $240,822 per year
    17 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $231,207 per year
    65 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $218,433 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $209,182 per year
    42 salaries reported
  1. Indianapolis, IN
    $203,905 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $181,600 per year
    20 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $178,361 per year
    21 salaries reported
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Where can a Physician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Physicians

Most recommended skill

Geriatrics(earn +42.12% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 44.73% since 2018. Physicians with this skill earn +42.12% more than the average base salary, which is $207,932 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201122increase by 22
201256736increase by 257790.91%
2013241469increase by 325.60%
2014205753decrease by 14.79%
2015176120decrease by 14.40%
2016194724increase by 10.56%
2017116858decrease by 39.99%
201851085decrease by 56.28%
201928235decrease by 44.73%

Top companies hiring Physicians with the recommended skill

Transitional Care Physicians of America
DirectShifts
UnitedHealth Group
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services
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Top specialties
Internal Medicine
+38.96%salary
Top licenses
Medical License
+31.98%salary
Top fields of study
Medical Degree
+24.48%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SpecialtiesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
701 jobs2,018
887 jobs2,412
145 jobs394
133 jobs523
66 jobs163
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Most common benefits for Physicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • 457(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan assistance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 320 ratings

56% of Physicians in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Primary Care Physician

64,833 job openings

Average $174,146 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Physician

As a physician, how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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