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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in India 2022

How much money does a person working in Doctor / Physician make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
75,000 INR
( 900,000 INR yearly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in India typically earns around 75,000 INR per month. Salaries range from 27,600 INR (lowest average) to 127,000 INR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Doctor / Physician careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advanced Nutrition Aide45,100 INR
Advanced Practice Provider42,800 INR
Allergist59,400 INR
Behavioral Health Specialist35,600 INR
Chiropractor38,000 INR
Clinical Psychologist99,000 INR
Correctional Treatment Specialist59,400 INR
Counseling Psychologist75,200 INR
Dermatologist95,000 INR
Dietitian61,800 INR
Doctor79,200 INR
Emergency Department Physician71,300 INR
Exercise Physiologist75,200 INR
Forensic Pathologist83,100 INR
General Medical Practitioner61,800 INR
Genetic Counselor51,500 INR
Internist99,000 INR
Interventionist95,000 INR
Invasive Cardiologist127,000 INR
Mental Health Therapst55,400 INR
Naturopathic Physician95,000 INR
Neurologist97,000 INR
Neurophysiology Technologist27,600 INR
Nuclear Medicine Physician82,300 INR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist87,100 INR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist44,200 INR
Ophthalmologist67,300 INR
Optometrist67,300 INR
Pediatrician75,200 INR
Physical Therapist51,500 INR
Physical Therapy Director59,400 INR
Physician - Anesthesiology111,000 INR
Physician - Cardiology119,000 INR
Physician - CCU67,300 INR
Physician - Dermatology95,000 INR
Physician - Emergency Room71,300 INR
Physician - Endocrinology91,000 INR
Physician - Family Practice63,300 INR
Physician - Gastroenterology85,900 INR
Physician - Generalist68,900 INR
Physician - Geriatrics59,400 INR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology83,100 INR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy95,000 INR
Physician - Infectious Disease81,100 INR
Physician - Internal Medicine99,000 INR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine79,200 INR
Physician - Nephrology97,000 INR
Physician - Neurology97,000 INR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine82,300 INR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology87,100 INR
Physician - Occupational Medicine67,300 INR
Physician - Ophthalmology63,300 INR
Physician - Otolaryngology59,400 INR
Physician - Pain Medicine55,400 INR
Physician - Pathology70,500 INR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology87,100 INR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology83,100 INR
Physician - Pediatrics75,200 INR
Physician - Physiatry81,900 INR
Physician - Podiatry75,200 INR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine59,400 INR
Physician - Radiation Therapy97,400 INR
Physician - Radiology97,400 INR
Physician - Rheumatology85,900 INR
Physician - Sports Medicine85,100 INR
Physician - Urology110,000 INR
Physician Assistant51,500 INR
Physiotherapist57,400 INR
Podiatrist59,400 INR
Preventive Medicine Physician75,200 INR
Psychiatrist83,100 INR
Psychololgist83,100 INR
Psychometrician71,300 INR
Radiologist87,100 INR
Registered Respiratory Therapist51,500 INR
Skin Care Specialist47,500 INR
Urologist110,000 INR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist51,500 INR

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in India

Median and salary distribution monthly India Doctor / Physician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in India range from 27,600 INR per month (minimum average salary) to 127,000 INR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 73,500 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 73,500 INR while the other half are earning more than 73,500 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 45,500 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 45,500 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 98,100 INR while 25% are earning more than 98,100 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Doctor / Physician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly India Doctor / Physician
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in India who work in Doctor / Physician earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

81,300 INR
69,300 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Doctor / Physician professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

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Doctor / Physician professionals in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Doctor / Physician Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Doctor / Physician
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Doctor / Physician is considered to be a high bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

23% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 77% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Doctor / Physician Hourly Average Wage in India

430 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 430 INR. This means that the average person in India earns approximately 430 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Doctor / Physician VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Doctor / Physician and Health and Medical monthly India
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The average salary for Doctor / Physician is 57% more than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra68,400 INR
Ahmadabad84,600 INR
Bangalore81,200 INR
Bhopal74,200 INR
Chennai79,400 INR
Coimbatore70,400 INR
Delhi85,700 INR
Ghaziabad71,800 INR
Hyderabad87,800 INR
Indore74,900 INR
Jaipur83,300 INR
Kanpur76,800 INR
Kolkata82,200 INR
Lucknow77,600 INR
Ludhiana74,200 INR
Madurai65,900 INR
Mumbai86,000 INR
Nagpur76,800 INR
Patna69,000 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad74,700 INR
Pune79,800 INR
Surat82,200 INR
Vadodara71,100 INR
Visakhapatnam70,800 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands64,400 INR
Andhra Pradesh83,100 INR
Arunachal Pradesh69,900 INR
Assam80,100 INR
Bihar89,600 INR
Chandigarh67,000 INR
Chhatisgarh78,800 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli65,600 INR
Daman & Diu64,100 INR
Delhi76,700 INR
Goa69,700 INR
Gujarat84,700 INR
Haryana77,700 INR
Himachal Pradesh74,700 INR
Jammu & Kashmir76,300 INR
Jharkhand82,700 INR
Karnataka85,900 INR
Kerala82,100 INR
Lakshadweep64,000 INR
Madhya Pradesh88,600 INR
Maharashtra90,200 INR
Manipur73,700 INR
Meghalaya73,000 INR
Mizoram69,100 INR
Nagaland72,300 INR
Orissa84,300 INR
Pondicherry70,100 INR
Punjab81,300 INR
Rajasthan88,500 INR
Sikkim67,900 INR
Tamil Nadu87,900 INR
Tripura75,200 INR
Uttar Pradesh93,000 INR
Uttaranchal76,900 INR
West Bengal90,700 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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