Physician Salary

physicians-surgeons-salary-chart.jpgPhysicians are health practitioners trained in western medicine and diagnose and treat patients for illnesses and diseases.

Salary

The average salary of all physicians is $184,820 annually. The bottom 10% earns at least $55,390 yearly. The median salary is higher than $187,199. Based on the mean annual figures, the top 10% probably earns at least $305,000 a year.

The best industries for employment are offices of physicians (146,070 employed, $215,650 average); general medical and surgical hospitals (87,240 employed, $140,060); and the federal executive branch (30,240 employed, $187,560 average). The top paying industry is the offices of dentists, which pays $243,830 on average (170 employed).

The top three paying states for physicians are Mississippi ($236,470), Minnesota ($235,730), and Maine ($235,620).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of a physician is expected to increase by 18% between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average.

Physician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $69,010 NA NA $208,680
Alaska $51,300 $183,180 NA $170,710
Arizona $83,910 NA NA $202,910
Arkansas $47,360 $185,000 NA $168,850
California $58,610 NA NA $182,920
Colorado $90,780 NA NA $208,910
Connecticut $60,260 NA NA $184,720
Delaware $55,740 NA NA $196,620
Florida $95,510 NA NA $205,110
Georgia $76,340 NA NA $206,110
Hawaii $102,610 NA NA $203,090
Idaho $155,830 NA NA $227,550
Illinois $49,570 $178,880 NA $176,250
Indiana $61,930 NA NA $219,120
Iowa $139,540 NA NA $223,150
Kansas $52,470 NA NA $208,840
Kentucky $55,040 NA NA $189,160
Louisiana $86,060 NA NA $197,830
Maine $58,160 NA NA $208,000
Maryland $57,140 $157,470 NA $167,670
Massachusetts $52,460 $147,510 NA $156,010
Michigan $47,210 $165,810 NA $165,310
Minnesota $126,680 NA NA $228,700
Mississippi $170,120 NA NA $240,510
Missouri $77,490 NA NA $197,360
Montana $148,500 NA NA $231,820
Nebraska $50,170 $129,230 NA $147,820
Nevada $64,020 NA NA $210,550
New Hampshire $136,520 NA NA $227,160
New Jersey $56,360 NA NA $195,050
New Mexico $112,930 NA NA $213,830
New York $58,730 $166,900 NA $169,220
North Carolina $47,300 $182,170 NA $168,670
North Dakota $136,820 NA NA $219,660
Ohio $51,170 NA NA $183,480
Oklahoma $44,920 $118,940 NA $139,800
Oregon $90,770 NA NA $216,690
Pennsylvania $74,500 NA NA $194,690
Rhode Island $53,390 $172,890 NA $167,310
South Carolina $77,350 NA NA $197,650
South Dakota $170,220 NA NA $233,100
Tennessee $123,900 NA NA $222,230
Texas $51,570 NA NA $187,540
Utah $107,480 NA NA $214,380
Vermont $70,850 $165,050 NA $154,910
Virginia $83,070 NA NA $194,130
Washington $81,670 NA NA $206,620
West Virginia $53,240 NA NA $180,630
Wisconsin $86,530 NA NA $217,400
Wyoming $157,900 NA NA $227,160