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Doctor / Physician Average Salaries in France 2021

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

Average Yearly Salary
116,000 EUR
( 9,710 EUR monthly)


A person working in Doctor / Physician in France typically earns around 116,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 42,800 EUR (lowest average) to 197,000 EUR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly 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 Aide67,000 EUR
Advanced Practice Provider61,800 EUR
Allergist88,000 EUR
Behavioral Health Specialist55,100 EUR
Chiropractor60,100 EUR
Clinical Psychologist148,000 EUR
Correctional Treatment Specialist92,900 EUR
Counseling Psychologist109,000 EUR
Dermatologist147,000 EUR
Dietitian91,900 EUR
Doctor124,000 EUR
Emergency Department Physician108,000 EUR
Exercise Physiologist111,000 EUR
Forensic Pathologist128,000 EUR
General Medical Practitioner89,500 EUR
Genetic Counselor81,400 EUR
Internist152,000 EUR
Interventionist143,000 EUR
Invasive Cardiologist185,000 EUR
Mental Health Therapst84,300 EUR
Naturopathic Physician150,000 EUR
Neurologist148,000 EUR
Neurophysiology Technologist41,300 EUR
Nuclear Medicine Physician126,000 EUR
Obstetrician / Gynecologist138,000 EUR
Occupational Health Safety Specialist66,600 EUR
Ophthalmologist106,000 EUR
Optometrist98,500 EUR
Pediatrician115,000 EUR
Physical Therapist81,700 EUR
Physical Therapy Director92,000 EUR
Physician - Anesthesiology167,000 EUR
Physician - Cardiology175,000 EUR
Physician - CCU106,000 EUR
Physician - Dermatology147,000 EUR
Physician - Emergency Room107,000 EUR
Physician - Endocrinology133,000 EUR
Physician - Family Practice99,800 EUR
Physician - Gastroenterology132,000 EUR
Physician - Generalist103,000 EUR
Physician - Geriatrics86,600 EUR
Physician - Hematology / Oncology131,000 EUR
Physician - Immunology / Allergy142,000 EUR
Physician - Infectious Disease118,000 EUR
Physician - Internal Medicine155,000 EUR
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine121,000 EUR
Physician - Nephrology144,000 EUR
Physician - Neurology140,000 EUR
Physician - Nuclear Medicine128,000 EUR
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology132,000 EUR
Physician - Occupational Medicine99,600 EUR
Physician - Ophthalmology91,200 EUR
Physician - Otolaryngology92,200 EUR
Physician - Pain Medicine83,800 EUR
Physician - Pathology104,000 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology138,000 EUR
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology129,000 EUR
Physician - Pediatrics113,000 EUR
Physician - Physiatry120,000 EUR
Physician - Podiatry119,000 EUR
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine91,400 EUR
Physician - Radiation Therapy146,000 EUR
Physician - Radiology142,000 EUR
Physician - Rheumatology135,000 EUR
Physician - Sports Medicine131,000 EUR
Physician - Urology165,000 EUR
Physician Assistant74,900 EUR
Physiotherapist90,000 EUR
Podiatrist86,200 EUR
Preventive Medicine Physician119,000 EUR
Psychiatrist127,000 EUR
Psychololgist129,000 EUR
Psychometrician108,000 EUR
Radiologist130,000 EUR
Registered Respiratory Therapist81,000 EUR
Skin Care Specialist74,200 EUR
Urologist166,000 EUR
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist78,600 EUR

Doctor / Physician Jobs Salary Distribution in France

Median and salary distribution yearly France Doctor / Physician
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Doctor / Physician salaries in France range from 42,800 EUR per year (minimum average salary) to 197,000 EUR per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 123,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 123,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 123,000 EUR. 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 74,800 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 74,800 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Doctor / Physician are earning less than 170,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 170,000 EUR.

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.
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Doctor / Physician Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly France 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 France who work in Doctor / Physician earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

120,000 EUR
113,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in France for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly France
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Doctor / Physician Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in France

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

Doctor / Physician

Doctor / Physician professionals in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate France Doctor / Physician
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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.

France / 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 France is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in France for the year 2020. 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 France

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate France 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.

18% of surveyed staff in Doctor / Physician reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 82% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 France

56 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France is 56 EUR. This means that the average person in France earns approximately 56 EUR 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 yearly France
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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
Bordeaux108,000 EUR
Lille107,000 EUR
Lyon123,000 EUR
Marseille126,000 EUR
Montpellier112,000 EUR
Nantes117,000 EUR
Nice119,000 EUR
Paris129,000 EUR
Strasbourg116,000 EUR
Toulouse123,000 EUR

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 France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
48,200 EUR
Public Sector+5%
50,700 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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