Monday, September 28, 2020

The Best and Worst States for Family Medicine Physician Pay

There were approximately 109,000 family medicine physicians working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports.  Most family medicine physicians work in physician offices, with smaller numbers working in hospitals, outpatient care centers, educational institutions and with local government entities. Like most other healthcare professionals with advanced training and technical skills, family medicine physicians earn salaries and wages in excess of that earned by workers in most other occupations. Per BLS estimates, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for family medicine physicians was $213,270 annually, as compared to the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S.  Pay for the profession varies widely from state-to-state, with family medicine physicians in some states making 40% or more than what their counterparts earn elsewhere. As of May 2019, according to BLS data the ten states with the best annual mean salary and wages for family medicine physicians were:

New Hampshire $262,620
Alaska $254,270
Wisconsin $251,710
Washington $238,150
Rhode Island $237,600
Hawaii $236,440
Alabama $236,060
Minnesota $236,060
Iowa $235,980
Kansas $233,970

At the other end of the spectrum, the ten states with the lowest annual mean salary and wages for family medicine physicians were:

Pennsylvania $201,220
Maine $199,080
Utah $194,290
New York $194,070
Maryland $193,080
Connecticut $190,440
Nevada $189,470
Ohio $181,940
West Virginia $169,340
New Mexico $164,400

So where does your state rank for family medicine physician pay?

Check out Family Medicine Physician Average Wages by State for more information.