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?

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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. 

Find Your Next Geriatric Physician Job with Barton

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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.



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.



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Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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