Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1062 Family and General Practitioners

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
97,820 2.2 % $83.59 $173,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.64 $60.48 $78.61 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $86,600 $125,800 $163,510 (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 64,780 2.80 $86.09 $179,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,000 0.33 $81.31 $169,110
Outpatient Care Centers 6,620 1.12 $80.71 $167,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,760 0.05 $71.59 $148,910
State Government (OES Designation) 1,620 0.07 $66.69 $138,710

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 64,780 2.80 $86.09 $179,060
Outpatient Care Centers 6,620 1.12 $80.71 $167,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,000 0.33 $81.31 $169,110
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 600 0.25 $75.10 $156,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.10 $77.37 $160,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $95.84 $199,360
Employment Services 610 0.02 $92.66 $192,720
Offices of Physicians 64,780 2.80 $86.09 $179,060
Management of Companies and Enterprises 250 0.01 $85.34 $177,510
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 160 0.06 $84.63 $176,030


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,350 0.74 0.96 $80.78 $168,010
Pennsylvania 5,410 0.99 1.28 $78.52 $163,310
Texas 5,180 0.51 0.67 $89.56 $186,290
Illinois 5,120 0.93 1.20 $82.54 $171,680
Florida 4,860 0.68 0.89 $78.38 $163,030




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 1,460 1.88 2.44 $93.47 $194,420
West Virginia 1,110 1.62 2.10 $86.38 $179,670
Wyoming 420 1.57 2.04 $88.78 $184,660
Alaska 450 1.46 1.90 $87.12 $181,220
Iowa 2,080 1.45 1.88 $99.30 $206,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 2,080 1.45 1.88 $99.30 $206,530
Wisconsin 2,580 0.99 1.28 $97.41 $202,620
Arkansas 880 0.77 1.00 $96.09 $199,860
Rhode Island 190 0.42 0.55 $94.92 $197,440
New Mexico 1,460 1.88 2.44 $93.47 $194,420

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,850 1.09 1.41 $81.72 $169,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.38 1.79 $71.09 $147,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,230 1.33 1.73 $79.64 $165,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.53 0.68 $78.10 $162,440
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,920 0.77 1.00 $95.14 $197,900
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,800 1.45 1.89 $77.97 $162,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.71 0.92 $75.32 $156,660
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.29 0.38 $67.92 $141,280
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,350 1.08 1.40 $94.86 $197,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,330 1.56 2.02 $88.61 $184,320




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Goldsboro, NC 160 3.70 4.80 $93.94 $195,390
Las Cruces, NM 230 3.48 4.52 $92.98 $193,400
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 310 2.89 3.76 $88.95 $185,010
Rome, GA 100 2.88 3.74 $93.49 $194,460
Santa Fe, NM 160 2.57 3.34 $101.30 $210,710
Sumter, SC 70 2.21 2.88 $81.26 $169,030
Springfield, IL 230 2.17 2.82 $80.65 $167,760
Pascagoula, MS 120 2.15 2.80 $79.33 $165,000
Burlington, NC 110 2.09 2.71 $98.01 $203,860
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 120 2.05 2.67 $96.89 $201,530




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Smith, AR-OK 110 0.93 1.21 (5) (5)
Monroe, LA 30 0.45 0.58 $117.70 $244,820
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 40 0.31 0.40 $117.29 $243,950
Chattanooga, TN-GA (8) (8) (8) $113.71 $236,520
Athens-Clarke County, GA (8) (8) (8) $112.80 $234,620
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 280 1.17 1.52 $112.67 $234,350
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 350 0.70 0.91 $110.44 $229,720
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 50 1.11 1.44 $110.30 $229,420
Montgomery, AL 60 0.37 0.47 $110.13 $229,060
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 100 1.22 1.59 $109.72 $228,220

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 1.47 1.91 $90.90 $189,080
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 370 0.98 1.28 $78.84 $163,990
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 280 2.05 2.67 $87.51 $182,020
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 2.13 2.76 $83.25 $173,160
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 260 1.28 1.66 $78.18 $162,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 3.01 3.91 $107.34 $223,270
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.51 3.26 $64.79 $134,760
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.50 3.25 $83.16 $172,970
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 2.30 2.99 $74.46 $154,870
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 2.13 2.76 $83.25 $173,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.39 $108.58 $225,860
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 3.01 3.91 $107.34 $223,270
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 130 1.22 1.58 $106.06 $220,610


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011