Geriatric Physician Salary Guide
How much do geriatric physicians make? And how does the salary for geriatric physicians compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s get started!
Explore our geriatric physician salary guide to discover:
- Geriatric Physician Salary
- Geriatric Physician Salary by State
- How Do Geriatric Physician Salaries Compare Against Other Physician Specialties?
- How Much Will Geriatric Physicians Make in 2024?
Looking for geriatric physician jobs? Check out our open geriatric physician assignments nationwide.
How Much Do Geriatric Physicians Make?
The average annual geriatric physician salary is $226,886 per year in the U.S., according to a 2022 survey led by Franklin University. Physician compensation has overall increased in recent years, as the demand for providers continues to increase.
How Much Do Locum Tenens Geriatric Physicians Make?
Locum tenens physicians can make upwards of $242 per hour on average, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.
If you were to extrapolate that rate over a year (at 40 hours per week), the average locum salary comes out to around $503,360.
That means locum tenens physicians can make up to 43% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm physicians are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens physicians are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year.
Furthermore, because locum tenens physicians are paid by the hour, the hours they work are directly reflected in their pay, while a salaried physician’s additional hours may not be reflected in their salary.
Finally, paid time off and insurance may be reflected in the perm physicians salary structure, but locum tenens providers do have options when it comes to health insurance.
This information can provide valuable insight into the possible annual compensation for locum tenens geriatric physicians.
Geriatric Physician Salary by State
The most recent state breakdown of physicians salaries comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, though the BLS was not able to collect enough data for all 50 states. While the BLS was unable to record data for geriatric physicians specifically, the top 5 highest paying states for physician salary are:
- Montana (Physician Salary of $239,200+)
- South Dakota (Physician Salary of $239,200+)
- Wyoming (Physician Salary of $239,200+)
- Indiana (Physician Salary of $274-330,900)
- Colorado (Physician Salary of $274-330,900)
This data can indicate the possible highest paying states for geriatric physician salaries.
How Do Geriatric Physicians Salaries Compare Against Other Physician Specialties?
While geriatric physicians were not featured out of the 30+ physician specialties surveyed in the Medscape 2023 physician compensation report, they would fall in the bottom half of the group. The top five specialties (plastic surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, urology, gastroenterology) all reported annual income of greater than $500,000.
How Much Will Geriatric Physicians Make in 2024?
Physician salaries have been on the rise over the last several years, with a 17% increase in reported salary since 2018. A safe estimate is that physicians’ salary will increase roughly 3% yearly. Based on this information, the average geriatric physician will make around $233,692 in annual salary in 2024.
Explore Our Open Geriatric Physician Jobs
Looking for your next locum tenens opportunity? Look no further! Our client in New York is looking for a physician specializing in geriatrics to begin coverage immediately. Hours include 9a - 5p or 8a - 6p shifts. The selected locum will be handling all aspects of geriatrics cases and procedures.... View This Job
Another locum tenens opportunity has arrived in Massachusetts! Our client is looking for a physician specializing in geriatrics to begin coverage in early April. Hours include 8a - 4p shifts. The selected locum will be handling physicals, wellness checks, chronic diseases, and other geriatrics cases. There is a chance for... View This Job
Your new job is waiting in Vermont! Our client is looking for a physician specializing in geriatrics to begin coverage in early December. Hours include 8a - 5p shifts from Mondays - Fridays. The selected locum will be handling colds, coughs, flu symptoms, follow ups, chronic visits, and other... View This Job
Looking for your next locum tenens opportunity? Look no further! Our client in Minnesota is looking for a physician specializing in geriatrics to begin coverage immediately. Hours include 8 hour shifts for 1 day per month. The selected locum will be handling rounds, physicals, illnesses, med reviews, and other geriatrics... View This Job
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We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.
Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.
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Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.
If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.