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Physician salary in United States

How much does a Physician make in the United States?

Average base salary

$196,674
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a physician is $196,674 per year in the United States. 3k salaries reported, updated at May 13, 2022.

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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
    3.9star
    13 reviews325 salaries reported
    $521,668per year
  2. $518,142per year
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Highest paying cities for Physicians in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $227,912 per year
    67 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $227,899 per year
    13 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $215,661 per year
    32 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $213,322 per year
    13 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $201,122 per year
    21 salaries reported
  3. Cleveland, OH
    $195,457 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Miami, FL
    $194,997 per year
    18 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $193,969 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Fort Lauderdale, FL
    $193,866 per year
    8 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/BEearn +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 $196,674 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

My Doctor's Releaf
MyTelemedicine
BeeperMD
M13
The Skin Clique
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Top specialties
Internal Medicine
+38.96%salary
Top skills
EMR Systems
+42.77%salary
Top licenses
Medical License
+31.98%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?

Urgent Care Physician

4,740 job openings

Average $170,257 per year

Emergency Medicine Physician

902 job openings

Average $141,438 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Physician

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