Sunday, February 14, 2021

20 Best Metro Markets for Family Medicine Physician Pay

In an earlier commentary we reviewed Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Top 20 Metro Areas.  The major metropolitan areas in the U.S. most certainly have more family medicine physicians employed in them than do smaller metropolitan areas.  That said, family medicine practitioners frequently achieve better average compensation levels than do their large metro peers. This is readily visible in May 2019 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reports that not a single one of the 20 largest metro areas in the nation were among the 20 best metro markets for family medicine physician pay:

Metropolitan Area # Employed Annual Mean Wages
1 Racine, WI 40 $286,030
2 Jacksonville, NC 50 $282,580
3 Gadsden, AL N/A $281,430
4 Rockford, IL 290 $276,590
5 Hilton Head-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 110 $276,150
6 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 450 $275,780
7 Bloomington, IL 130 $274,840
8 Manchester, NH 70 $272,040
9 Mobile, AL 90 $269,940
10 Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN N/A $268,490
11 Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 210 $268,440
12 Erie, PA N/A $267,730
13 Portsmouth, NH-ME 110 $266,750
14 State College, PA N/A $266,410
15 The Villages, FL N/A $263,770
16 Chattanooga, TN-GA 80 $262,990
17 Napa, CA 60 $262,750
18 Kankakee, IL 110 $261,130
19 Charlottesville, VA 210 $260,490
20 Cedar Rapids, IA 100 $259,860
National 109,370 $213,270

(#) a top 20 U.S metro population area

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on November 13, 2020