Primary care physician

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How much does a Primary Care Physician make in California?

Average base salary
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401 salaries reported, updated at Jul 08, 2020
$198,610
per year
The average salary for a primary care physician is $198,610 per year in California.
23% higher
than national average
Most common benefits
  • Loan assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 403(b)
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for primary care physicians

Most recommended skill

Pharmacy Residencydimension-trending-icon

earn +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 $198,610 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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BC/BE
+62.80%
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BC/BE Family Medicine
+48.01%
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Medical Degree
+48.59%
261 jobs
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Specialty categories:
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Internal Medicine
+58.61%
425 jobs
1,670Company icon
Cardiology
+42.08%
60 jobs
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Surgery
+44.55%
94 jobs
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License categories:
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Medical License
+45.01%
222 jobs
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Skill categories:
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Pharmacy Residency
+49.81%
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Primary Care Experience
+31.39%
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Most common benefits for Primary Care Physicians

  • Loan assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 403(b)
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Sabbatical
  • Life insurance
  • License reimbursement
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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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