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Highest Paying Industries for Family and General Practitioners

The top 39 highest paying industries for family and general practitioners (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $185,080, offices of physicians is the highest paying industry for family and general practitioners. It is followed by ambulatory health care services industry (average annual salary $184,350). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of family and general practitioners in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 39 Highest Paying Industries for Family and General Practitioners

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Offices of Physicians
$185,080
82,980
2 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$184,350
91,680
3 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$183,880
5,720
4 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$183,020
50
5 Health Care and Social Assistance
$182,630
115,300
6 Manufacturing
$182,380
40
7 Outpatient Care Centers
$182,250
6,850
8 Social Assistance
$181,270
120
9 Individual and Family Services
$179,800
110
10 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$176,210
22,730
11 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$176,010
120
12 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$175,710
23,370
13 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$174,770
230
14 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$174,030
260
15 Hospitals - Privately owned
$170,640
18,520
16 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$170,520
18,240
17 Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$169,340
170
18 All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$169,210
170
19 Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$167,340
50
20 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$165,800
1,690
21 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$161,650
40
22 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$160,370
40
23 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$158,200
50
24 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$157,570
2,780
25 Federal, State, and Local Government
$157,570
2,780
26 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$157,380
11,060
27 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$157,190
380
28 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$155,040
310
29 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$151,870
1,090
30 Home Health Care Services
$149,270
830
31 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$144,540
530
32 Educational Services - Privately owned
$137,800
670
33 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$133,990
620
34 Offices of Optometrists
$111,080
n/a
35 Offices of Dentists
$98,740
n/a
36 Educational Services
$60,560
4,090
37 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$60,340
4,020
38 Educational Services - State government owned
$59,370
3,410
39 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,340
3,400
See also: Highest paying cities for family and general practitioners.