How Much Does A Doctor Make?

It has been said that becoming a doctor is a noble profession since it gives one the opportunity to help those who are sick get well. While this is true, it’s also worth noting that a career as a doctor also means lucrative pay, with an average annual salary already in six-figures.

Of course, there is no doubt that the work involves long hours and a lot of stress but seeing patients get better under their care is very satisfying.

Doctor Salary

Average Doctor Annual Salary

$205,560

The average annual salary for doctors is $205,560 a year. Salaries start at $59,090 a year and go up to $208,000 a year.

Average Doctor Hourly Wage

$98.83

The average hourly wage for a doctor is $98.83. Hourly wages were between $28.41 and $100 an hour.

Stats were based out of 338,620 employed doctors in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Doctor

greater than $208,000/year greater than $100.00/hour

(Top 10% of Doctors)


Mid Level Doctor

$206,920/year $99.48/hour

(Median)


Junior Doctor

$119,120/year $57.27/hour

(Bottom 25% of Doctors)


Entry Level Doctor

$59,090/year $28.41/hour

(Bottom 10% of Doctors)


Doctor Average Salary Comparison

Anesthesiologists
$269k / year
$129 / hour
Surgeons
$252k / year
$121 / hour
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$234k / year
$112 / hour
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$232k / year
$111 / hour
Orthodontists
$228k / year
$109 / hour
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
$205k / year
$98 / hour
Internists, General
$201k / year
$97 / hour
Psychiatrists
$200k / year
$96 / hour
Family and General Practitioners
$200k / year
$96 / hour
Pediatricians, General
$184k / year
$88 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Doctors

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Doctors

Doctor Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 New Hampshire $131.16 $272,820
#2 Wyoming $124.97 $259,940
#3 Minnesota $121.85 $253,440
#4 Wisconsin $120.87 $251,400
#5 South Dakota $119.36 $248,270
#6 Tennessee $118.92 $247,360
#7 Maine $118.78 $247,060
#8 North Dakota $117.57 $244,550
#9 Alabama $116.77 $242,890
#10 Montana $116.35 $242,010
#11 Hawaii $116.15 $241,600
#12 Colorado $115.17 $239,540
#13 Alaska $114.78 $238,740
#14 New Mexico $112.34 $233,660
#15 Oklahoma $110.60 $230,060
#16 Indiana $110.15 $229,120
#17 West Virginia $110.15 $229,110
#18 Iowa $110.09 $228,980
#19 Washington $110.03 $228,860
#20 Nevada $109.18 $227,080
#21 Virginia $107.87 $224,380
#22 Utah $107.82 $224,260
#23 Georgia $106.43 $221,370
#24 Guam $106.31 $221,130
#25 Delaware $105.62 $219,690
#26 Idaho $105.54 $219,520
#27 Florida $105.29 $219,010
#28 North Carolina $102.47 $213,140
#29 Louisiana $102.37 $212,920
#30 Arizona $102.26 $212,690
#31 Rhode Island $100.53 $209,100
#32 Ohio $100.21 $208,440
#33 Texas $99.88 $207,750
#34 Kansas $99.29 $206,530
#35 Missouri $99.07 $206,070
#36 Vermont $98.64 $205,180
#37 Connecticut $97.40 $202,590
#38 California $97.01 $201,790
#39 Pennsylvania $94.83 $197,250
#40 New Jersey $93.82 $195,150
#41 Oregon $93.36 $194,180
#42 Illinois $93.27 $194,010
#43 Michigan $92.15 $191,670
#44 Maryland $91.63 $190,600
#45 South Carolina $90.44 $188,110
#46 Massachusetts $88.67 $184,430
#47 Mississippi $88.12 $183,280
#48 Arkansas $87.44 $181,880
#49 New York $85.26 $177,330
#50 Kentucky $84.77 $176,330
#51 District of Columbia $84.02 $174,760
#52 Nebraska $78.72 $163,730
#53 Virgin Islands $72.20 $150,170
#54 Puerto Rico $57.24 $119,050

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Career Spotlight: Doctor

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