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Primary Care Physician salary in United States

How much does a Primary Care Physician make in the United States?

Average base salary

$135,607
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a primary care physician is $135,607 per year in the United States. 2.3k salaries reported, updated at August 6, 2022.

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Top companies for Primary Care Physicians in United States

  1. AE Business Solutions
    4.4star
    11 reviews8 salaries reported
    $407,710per year
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Highest paying cities for Primary Care Physicians in United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $145,349 per year
    14 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $141,281 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $138,265 per year
    20 salaries reported
  1. Cincinnati, OH
    $134,642 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $131,871 per year
    14 salaries reported
  3. Grand Rapids, MI
    $127,390 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Where can a Primary Care Physician earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Primary Care Physicians

Most recommended skill

Pharmacy Residencyearn +49.81% more

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 51.19% since 2018. Primary Care Physicians with this skill earn +49.81% more than the average base salary, which is $135,607 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201273increase by 73
2013175increase by 139.73%
2014783increase by 347.43%
2015286decrease by 63.47%
2016471increase by 64.69%
2017339decrease by 28.03%
20181090increase by 221.53%
2019532decrease by 51.19%

Top companies hiring Primary Care Physicians with the recommended skill

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Lifebridge Health
Valley Health System of Ridgewood, NJ
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
Aletheia House
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Top certifications
BC/BE
+62.80%salary
Top fields of study
Medical Degree
+48.59%salary
Top specialties
Internal Medicine
+58.61%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
461 jobs2,048
141 jobs431
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Most common benefits for Primary Care Physicians

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • 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
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 67 ratings

58% of Primary Care 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?

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

4,193 job openings

Average $126,095 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Primary Care Physician

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