Family practitioners make an average salary of $200,000 a year. This is well over $100 an hour. However, this number varies greatly on location and population served. Doctors in rural areas may make well below $50,000 a year. The doctors that serve the most well-to-do areas of successful cities sometimes report earning well over $1 million a year.
It is expected that the job growth rate for family practitioners will be around 24% over the next decade, which is faster than most other professions. The salaries of family practitioners are also expected to increase, as the cost of healthcare is expected to continue to rise.
A lot of a family doctor's salary is also determined by what procedures they are able to perform. For example, a doctor that is able to offer prenatal care and deliver babies will earn more than a doctor in the same area, with the same type of patients, who is not able to perform that service.