Physicians Salary Canada

physicians salary canada

Physicians Salary Canada: In Canada there are approximately 69,267 physicians.  Of these physicians, approximately 17,040 are General Practitioners and 18,984 are Family Medicine physicians. The median Family Practice Doctor Salary and General Practitioner Salary are calculated by the Canadian Salary and Wage Guide and from a variety of other sources.

Family Doctor's and General Practitioners work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools.  The salaries of a Family Doctor and a General Practitioner will vary depending on the location and the setting.  The assumption was made that the Family and General Practitioners reflected here were working an average of 35 hours per week with a total of 1750 hours per year. 

Physicians frequently work more than 35 hours per week.  Those who see more patients will earn more per hour than those who see fewer patients as the compensation is based on a fee for visit.  Physicians can earn more by seeing more patients or increasing the fee they charge for office visits and procedures performed in the office or clinic.


Socialized Medicine
In Canada, Socialized Medicine makes sure that all Canadian citizens are assured medical care for themselves and their family under the Canadian health care system.  This health care program provides Canadians preventative, as well as daily medical care from doctors. This ensures all Canadian citizens access to good medical and health care. Nearly all Canadian citizens, regardless of income or medical history qualify for this unique medical care.

Physician Salary Canada Data:

Hourly Median Salary:

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

32.30 CAD

61.19 CAD

78.30 CAD

United States

$33.00

$62.52

$80.00

Physician Annual Salary

Country

Low

Median

High

Canadian

56,526 CAD

107,087 CAD

137,027 CAD

United States

$57,750

$109,410

$140,000


The lowest paid Physician salary Canada is less than 59,000 CAD. The highest paid physicians earn over 137,000 CAD.  General practitioners, family practice, and physicians are all generalists and refer patients to specialists for many ailments.  These are often the lowest paid doctors in the medical system.
 
Top 5 Canadian Provinces and Territories
The best paying Canadian provinces and territories for the Family Doctor Salary Canada and General Practitioner Salary Canada are Winnipeg-Manitoba, Halifax-Nova Scotia, Windsor-Essex County-Ontario, Calgary-Alberta and Edmonton-Alberta.

Other Industries that Employ Family Practice-General Practitioners
Managed care organizations, the federal and state government and employment services offer other employment opportunities for these professionals. 

Employment Data
According to Statistical Information on Canadian physicians, there are approximately 36,024 family practice doctors or general practice doctors working or employed in Canada. 

Where They Work
Of all the Family and General Practitioner s employed in Canada, the majority of them work with direct patient care. However, a few can be located working in other medical related fields, with a small percentage work for colleges, universities or outpatient care centers.  The largest numbers of these physicians work in hospitals, clinics or doctor’s offices.

Benefits
Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors.  Self employed workers generally create their own benefits package which they fund.  There are tax advantages to this.  Typical benefits packages would not apply to this profession unless they were employed.  A typical employment benefits package is worth over $15,000 CAD per year