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

2.9k salaries reported, updated at July 27, 2021
$136,210
per year

The average salary for a primary care physician is $136,210 per year in the United States.

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 Residency

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 $136,210 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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsBC/BE+62.80%salary
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BC/BE
+62.80%
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BC/BE Family Medicine
+48.01%
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Information tooltip for top fields of study.Top fields of studyMedical Degree+48.59%salary
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Medical Degree
+48.59%
261 jobs
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Information tooltip for top specialties.Top specialtiesInternal Medicine+58.61%salary
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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
244Company icon
Information tooltip for top licenses.Top licensesMedical License+45.01%salary
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Medical License
+45.01%
222 jobs
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Information tooltip for top skills.Top skillsPharmacy Residency+49.81%salary
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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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