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Physician salary in United States

How much does a Physician make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $180,596
Low $98,840
High $329,979
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a physician is $180,596 per year in the United States. 7k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 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
    55 reviews585 salaries reported
    $521,668per year
  2. $207,539per year
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Highest paying cities for Physicians near United States

  1. Long Island, NY
    $294,919 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $247,825 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $220,888 per year
    122 salaries reported
  1. Norfolk, VA
    $195,467 per year
    19 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $191,789 per year
    71 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $183,117 per year
    164 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $175,342 per year
    90 salaries reported
  2. Dayton, OH
    $154,843 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $121,698 per year
    104 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 certification

BC/BE(earn +19.62% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 73.83% since 2018. Physicians with this certification earn +19.62% more than the average base salary, which is $180,596 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20136increase by 6
201418increase by 200.00%
2015316increase by 1655.56%
2016389increase by 23.10%
201733999increase by 8640.10%
201841273increase by 21.39%
201910802decrease by 73.83%

Top companies hiring Physicians with the recommended certification

Arnold Solutions 53, Incorporated
International SOS
The EDS Clinic
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Top specialties
Internal Medicine
Top skills
EMR Systems
Top licenses
Medical License

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

Job openings

Average $201,794 per year

Family Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $278,472 per year

Emergency Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $125,595 per year

Internal Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $283,804 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?

If you’re unsure about what salary is appropriate for a physician, visit Indeed's Salary Calculator to get a free, personalized pay range based on your location, industry and experience.

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