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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

$130,897
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a primary care physician is $130,897 per year in the United States. 2.4k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2022

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Top companies for Primary Care Physicians in United States

  1. AE Business Solutions
    4.5
    10 reviews7 salaries reported
    $421,830per year
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Highest paying cities for Primary Care Physicians near United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $143,531 per year
    32 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $140,530 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $139,207 per year
    8 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $136,471 per year
    17 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $136,235 per year
    26 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $134,338 per year
    90 salaries reported
  1. Cincinnati, OH
    $132,968 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $130,124 per year
    19 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $130,010 per year
    13 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 certification

BC/BE(earn +62.80% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 42.65% since 2018. Primary Care Physicians with this certification earn +62.80% more than the average base salary, which is $130,897 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
201110increase by 10
20121989increase by 19790.00%
201310182increase by 411.92%
201422910increase by 125.00%
201512955decrease by 43.45%
201625749increase by 98.76%
201717014decrease by 33.92%
201817084increase by 0.41%
20199798decrease by 42.65%

Top companies hiring Primary Care Physicians with the recommended certification

First Stop Health
QUAD
VHC Health
Valor Healthcare
Lyn Health
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Top fields of study
Medical Degree
+48.59%salary
Top specialties
Internal Medicine
+58.61%salary
Top licenses
Medical License
+45.01%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

3,532 job openings

Average $123,325 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Primary Care Physician

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