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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 in August and September 2022. 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 2022


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 over the past five years, but this specialty generally saw their salary decrease during the pandemic. However, in 2022 it rebounded to a new height, beating its previous peak in 2017. This may reflect a combination of factors, such as patients resuming normal in-person appointments after a hiatus during the pandemic, and facilities becoming increasingly short-staffed.

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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



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





Family practice physicians who took this survey

Family practice is driven by established physicians. In 2022, 45% of physicians in this specialty had been in the practice for over 20 years. This makes it all the more interesting that the segment working contract or locum tenens (31%) has nearly caught up to traditional full-time family practice physicians (35%). The ages of family practice physicians continue to be fairly evenly distributed across millennials (25% born between 1981 and 1997), generation X (35% born between 1965 and 1980) and baby boomers (33% born between 1946 and 1964).

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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.