Physicians make an average annual salary of $229,300 in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, physicians can make up to a total of $352,000 per year, according to Medscape’s 2023 physician compensation report. Locum tenens physicians can make upward of $242 per hour on average.
Overall employment of physicians is projected to grow 3% between 2022 and 2032, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations, according to the BLS.
Physician licenses to practice are regulated on a state level. Each state has its own specific physician licensing requirements. If your original state of licensure is part of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC), you can obtain an expedited physician license in other participating IMLC states. Plus, our team of licensing experts handle all the licensing and credentialing logistics when you work with us on an assignment.