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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

Average $201,783
Low $129,632
High $314,090
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a primary care physician is $201,783 per year in the United States. 7.4k salaries reported, updated at November 25, 2023

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Top companies for Primary Care Physicians in United States

  1. Premise Health
    622 reviews7 salaries reported
    $295,950per year
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Highest paying cities for Primary Care Physicians near United States

  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $242,528 per year
    180 salaries reported
  2. New Haven, CT
    $227,764 per year
    11 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $218,887 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Tampa, FL
    $209,518 per year
    54 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $206,655 per year
    73 salaries reported
  3. Worcester, MA
    $178,784 per year
    6 salaries reported
  1. Norfolk, VA
    $171,270 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Plymouth, MA
    $124,173 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Falls Church, VA
    $50,579 per year
    7 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 $201,783 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

Teladoc Health
Sketchy Group LLC
VHC Health
Sana Benefits
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Top fields of study
Medical Degree
Top specialties
Internal Medicine
Top licenses
Medical License

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?

Internal Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $283,804 per year

Family Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $278,472 per year

Emergency Medicine Physician

Job openings

Average $125,595 per year

Obstetrics and Gynecology Physician

Job openings

Average $135,627 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Primary Care Physician

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