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Family Practice Salary

How much do family practice physicians make?

What is the salary for a family practice physician?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey from August to October 2023. Survey respondents represent family medicine physicians who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average family practice physician salary in 2023


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for family practice physicians compare to other years?

Family practice salaries have not experienced wild fluctuations in recent years, but this specialty generally saw their salary increase during the pandemic. In 2023, the average family practice physician salary fell 12.3% from the previous year. This may reflect a combination of macro effects across the labor market, such as continuing consolidation within healthcare organizations and the growing prevalence of automated systems.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Family Practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Family Practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Non binary - Family Practice

Non Binary

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - Family Practice

Prefer not to answer


Where did family practice physicians work in 2022?

Last year, most family practice physicians worked for clinics or group practices.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Independent Medical Practice - Family Practice

Independent medical group / practice


Locum tenens Salary Survey - Group practice - family practice

Medical group / Practice owned by a hospital / System


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Government - Family Practice

Federally Qualified Health Center / Community Health Center



Family practice physicians who took this survey

Family medicine is driven largely by established, experienced physicians (40% said they had practiced for 21 years or more) and although the employment status segment is permanent employees (39%), contractor and locum tenens trail close behind at 34%. Well over half (60%) of respondents practicing family medicine identified as female.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are family practice physicians?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.