Best Health Care Jobs

Physician: Salary

Job Profile
Overview
Salary
Reviews & Advice
Job Listings
Clinical Laboratory Technician
Clinical Social Worker
Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Dentist
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Dietitian and Nutritionist
Epidemiologist
Esthetician
Home Health Aide
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse
Marriage and Family Therapist
Massage Therapist
Medical Assistant
Medical Equipment Repairer
Medical Secretary
Mental Health Counselor
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Aide
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Optician
Paramedic
Personal Care Aide
Pharmacist
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomist
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physician Assistant
Radiologic Technologist
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
Substance Abuse Counselor
Surgical Technologist
Veterinarian
Veterinary Technologist and Technician
All Rankings Lists »

Salary Outlook

A physician’s average salary varies. In 2012, a general internist made an average salary of $191,520, according to the BLS. Those with subspecialties, such as gastroenterologists, cardiologists and urologists, had average salaries that eclipsed $187,199 in 2012. Areas of the country that pay physicians particularly well include Wilmington, N.C., Wichita, Kan., and Tallahassee, Fla. The lowest-paid in the profession make about $66,790.

Job Salary Year
2004 $159,990.00
2006 $162,770.00
2008 $177,890.00
2010 $191,950.00
2012 $191,520.00

Average Physician Pay vs. All Health Care Jobs

Most doctors are paid well. In fact, a physician’s average salary ($191,520) is higher than any salary of our Best Health Care Jobs. Dentists have the next highest average salary on our list ($163,240), which is still approximately $28,000 less per year than a general internist’s. Pharmacists, in comparison, made approximately $114,950 in 2012. Registered nurses, who often work closely with doctors, made an average salary of $67,930 in 2012, or about $123,590 less than physicians.

Job Name Salary
Physician $187,199.00
Dentist $145,240.00
Pharmacist $116,670.00
Occupational Therapist $75,400.00
Dental Hygienist $70,210.00
Registered Nurse $65,470.00

Best Paying Cities for Physicians

The highest paid in the physician profession work in the metropolitan areas of Springfield, Mont., Tallahassee, Fla., and Wilmington, N.C. The Wichita, Kan. area also pays well, as does the city of Pueblo, Colo.

Springfield, Mont.

See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a physician working in Springfield, Mont. is greater than $250,000. It's also more than the average salary for this profession.

Tallahassee, Fla.

See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a physician working in Tallahassee, Fla. is greater than $250,000. It's also more than the average salary for this profession.

Wilmington, N.C.

See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a physician working in Wilmington, N.C. is greater than $250,000. It's also more than the average salary for this profession.

Wichita, Kan.

See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a physician working in Wichita, Kan. is greater than $250,000. It's also more than the average salary for this profession.

Pueblo, Colo.

See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a physician working in Pueblo, Colo. is greater than $250,000. It's also more than the average salary for this profession.

See Salaries

How much do physicians make in your city?

Indeed job search

Powered by

Last updated by Stephanie Steinberg.


Similar jobs you might be interested in...

$65,470 Average Salary

#6 in U.S. News Best Jobs

$90,930 Average Salary

#13 in U.S. News Best Jobs

Reader Comments

Need a Job? See Who's Hiring

Physician Jobs Near

loading...

    See Other Job Listings

    Jobs by Indeed

    Online Degree Programs

    See schools with online programs in your chosen field in a few simple steps.

    Find Online Degree Programs

    U.S. News University Directory

    Follow U.S. News

    U.S. News Advisor Finder

    Looking for an advisor? Find a financial professional near you.