HPI: General practitioner earnings in 2020

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The 2020 median annual net income for general practitioners in private practice was $144,000 overall, but incomes varied among GPs. Median incomes were lower for general practitioners who are female, working in rural settings, and those in the youngest and oldest age groups.

Median incomes have declined when compared to 2019 figures. This may be in part due to pandemic-related closures, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute. More information about this drop in earnings is in this research brief.