Locum tenens family practice jobs are contract roles designed to fill gaps in care at healthcare facilities over a specific timeframe. These assignments can range from a week to well over a year.
Locum family medicine physicians hold the same qualifications as their permanent peers, and often choose locum work for higher pay and increased flexibility.
Explore our locum tenens guide to learn more.
Family practice physicians earn an average salary of $255,000 per year, according to Medscape. This puts family medicine near the bottom of all physician salaries.
Locum tenens family medicine doctors earn between $75 and $125 an hour, depending on a variety of factors relating to the assignment, facility, and the experience of the physician.
Family medicine physician employment is projected by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to grow 3 percent from 2022 to 2032. This number is in line with the average projected growth for all occupations.
The average salary for neurologists has increased 31 percent since 2015. In 2023, family practice physicians reported no year-over-year salary increase.