Salary for Family and General Practitioners

Also known as:  Board Certified Family Physician, Family Medicine Physician, Family Physician, Family Practice Medical Doctor, Family Practice Physician, Family Practitioner, General Practitioner, GP Doctor

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The focus of a family or general practitioner's practice is maintaining the health of the general population. These individuals treat common illnesses and diseases, provide advice regarding nutrition, fitness, hygiene and preventative care, administer vaccines, and treat minor injuries. In cases where more serious conditions are suspected, they may provide patients with referrals to specialists. These professionals may work with and coordinate the actions of nurses, assistants and students. They may order tests and diagnostic imaging when necessary, and are often involved in community wellness intiative and disease prevention program planning. Doctorate level education is required for this profession.

A Family or General Practitioner will normally get an average wage between 136000 - 204000 based on experience and education levels. Family and General Practitioners will normally get an average salary of One Hundred Seventy Six Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Family and General Practitioners can make the highest salaries in Arkansas, where they can receive compensation, on average, of approximately $206030. People working these jobs have the highest pay levels in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, which has compensation, on average, of $191620.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.32 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Family and General Practitioners tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $191,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $188,790
Management of Companies and Enterprises $177,510
Health Care and Social Assistance $175,590
Finance and Insurance $166,880
Public Administration $145,160
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $134,280
Public Administration $145,160
Finance and Insurance $166,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $175,590
Management of Companies and Enterprises $177,510
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $188,790
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