Sports Medicine Physician Salary

Sports medicine physicians working in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $37,000 to $273,330 a year including bonuses according to the salary information provided by Payscale.

The basic annual salary for sports medicine doctors is generally in the range from $41,217 to $254,028, and the yearly bonuses can amount to up to $98,633 according to Payscale’s data. The salary statistics provided by Salary.com reveal that 10% of sports medicine physicians earn up to $146,539 a year, and the 10% best paid sports medicine doctors earn annual salaries of $303,716 or more.

Salary range



Sports medicine doctors’ salaries depend on a number of different factors, including years of professional experience in the field. Physicians with 1 to 4 years of experience generally report earning an income in the range from $40,547 to $244,877 a year.

Those with 5 to 9 years of experience are typically paid between $120,000 and $200,000 annually, and professionals with 20 or more years of experience report earning salaries in the range from $137,520 to $254,341 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.

Sports medicine physicians employed by institutions with fewer than 50 hospital beds typically earn an income in the range between $58,958 and $305,209 a year. Those working at physicians’ offices are generally paid between $30,639 and $244,679 annually. Sports medicine specialists with the degree of Doctor of Medicine generally report salaries in the range from $142,380 to $252,000 a year according to Payscale.

Sports medicine doctors’ annual salaries can also vary from industry to industry. Physicians employed in the health care sector generally report earning an income in the range from $60,820 to $246,581 a year, and those employed at hospitals typically make between $80,000 and $215,000 a year. Sports medicine specialists employed at internal medicine physicians’ offices generally earn an annual pay in the range from $117,916 to $175,000 according to Payscale’s salary data.

Average salary

The average salary for sports medicine doctors employed in the United States is $177,000 a year according to the salary data provided by Indeed, $200,173 according to Salary.com, and $163,222 a year according to Payscale.

Starting salary

The average starting salary for sports medicine physicians in their first year on the job is typically in the range from $39,305 to $102,789 a year according to Payscale’s salary data. Doctors with less than a year of experience are paid $300 a year on average in bonuses.

Salary by state

Sports medicine physicians’ salaries depend on geographical location, and can vary significantly from state to state. For example, doctors employed in California typically earn salaries in the range from $98,264 to $308,368 a year, while those based in Georgia generally report earning an income in the range between $65,000 and $243,911 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

Benefits

Sports medicine doctors typically get a wide range of benefits along with their annual salary, and their benefits package can sometimes reflect their yearly income. Doctors who have 401(k) plans typically earn between $58,723 and $248,323 a year, those who have malpractice and liability insurance are usually paid between $122,554 and $293,614 annually, and physicians who have paid vacations and holidays generally report earning an income in the range from $148,479 to $295,898 a year.


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Sports medicine doctors who have life and disability insurance as part of their benefits package typically make between $160,907 and $216,180 annually, and those who have paid sick leave are generally paid betweeen $155,823 and $203,473 a year according to the salary figures reported by Payscale.

The most popular benefits among sports medicine physicians are 401(k) plans, malpractice and liability insurance, paid vacation, life and disability insurance, paid sick leave, company pension plan, and private medical insurance (PMI).

Other income factors

Employer type is another major factor that can affect the annual salary of a sports medicine physician. Doctors working at hospitals typically earn salaries in the range from $34,228 to $182,549 a years, those employed by private practices and firms generally make between $60,000 and $175,000 a year, and professionals employed by universities and colleges usually receive a yearly salary in the range from $117,916 to $241,207. Sports medicine physicians employed by companies generally make between $135,000 and $235,000 a year, and those working for teams are paid an annual salary in the range from $95,000 to $313,081 based on Payscale’s salary figures.

Sports medicine specialists’ annual bonuses also depend on a variety of factors, including years of experience. Doctors with 1 to 4 years of experience typically get around $3,500 a year, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience report being paid $17,500 a year on average in bonus money. Professionals with 20 or more years of experience under their belt report getting around $2,000 a year in bonuses according to Payscale’s salary data.



The yearly bonuses can also vary from state to state. Sports medicine doctors working in Indiana get $17,500 a year on average, those employed in Georgia are paid around $11,000 annually, and professionals based in New Jersey earn around $10,000 a year in bonuses.

Physicians based in California report getting $600 a year on average, and those working in Illinois are paid around $500 a year in bonuses according to Payscale.

Physicians employed by companies that employ 2,000 to 4,999 people get $10,000 a year on average in bonus money. Those with a professional qualification of Board Certified Primary Care are paid around $15,000 a year.

Hospital setting is another factor that can affect a sports doctor’s yearly bonus earnings. For example, physicians working in general hospitals get around $7,500 a year, those employed at physicians’ offices and private practices are paid $10,000 a year on average, and doctors working in other settings get $800 a year on average in bonuses.

Bonuses can also vary significantly from industry to industry. Sports medicine physicians working in the health care sector generally earn around $15,000 a year in bonuses, those employed by universities and colleges are paid around $10,000 annually, and professionals working at medical offices are paid $6,000 a year on average in bonus money. Sports physicians working for professional or semi-professional football clubs earn $1,1000 a year on average, and those employed by sports agencies report getting $300 a year on average in bonuses according to Payscale’s salary data.

The annual bonus earnings can also vary depending on employer type. Sports medicine physicians employed by companies get $10,174 a year on average, those employed by private practices and firms are paid around $3,500 annually in bonuses, and physicians working for teams get $800 a year on average. Doctors working at hospitals are paid around $500 a year.

Bonuses can also depend on the physicians’ benefits packages. Sports doctors who get cell phones get $60,000 a year on average, those who have malpractice and liability insurance are paid $20,000 a year on average, and professionals who have life and disability insurance as part of their benefits package typically earn around $19,518 a year in bonus money. Physicians who have private medical insurance (PMI) or paid vacations and holidays get $17,500 a year on average, those who have paid sick leave are paid around $12,500 annually, and doctors who have 401(k) plans get around $5,000 a year in bonuses according to Payscale.