Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1065 Pediatricians, General

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.


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)
30,100 3.8 % $79.67 $165,720 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.51 $56.51 $74.70 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $86,340 $117,550 $155,370 (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 21,610 0.94 $81.12 $168,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,340 0.08 $76.80 $159,750
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.30 $87.54 $182,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,090 0.04 $47.69 $99,190
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 580 0.09 $87.03 $181,010

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 21,610 0.94 $81.12 $168,730
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.30 $87.54 $182,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.20 $77.26 $160,710
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 580 0.09 $87.03 $181,010
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,340 0.08 $76.80 $159,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.30 $87.54 $182,090
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 580 0.09 $87.03 $181,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $82.35 $171,280
Offices of Physicians 21,610 0.94 $81.12 $168,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 420 0.20 $77.26 $160,710


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 5,390 0.39 1.63 $79.66 $165,690
Texas 3,200 0.32 1.34 $77.69 $161,610
New York 2,570 0.31 1.30 $76.26 $158,630
Massachusetts 1,750 0.56 2.38 $80.28 $166,980
Ohio 1,540 0.31 1.32 $78.38 $163,040




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)
Massachusetts 1,750 0.56 2.38 $80.28 $166,980
Vermont 140 0.47 1.99 $70.15 $145,910
California 5,390 0.39 1.63 $79.66 $165,690
Rhode Island 140 0.32 1.36 $79.82 $166,020
Texas 3,200 0.32 1.34 $77.69 $161,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 80 0.18 0.77 $112.95 $234,940
Nebraska 70 0.07 0.31 $110.78 $230,420
Oregon 320 0.21 0.87 $101.47 $211,060
Iowa 120 0.08 0.35 $97.88 $203,590
Arkansas 150 0.13 0.57 $97.77 $203,370

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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.41 1.73 $72.13 $150,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.34 1.43 $81.76 $170,070
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,060 0.43 1.79 $67.14 $139,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 890 0.54 2.27 $88.45 $183,980
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.60 2.53 $90.56 $188,370
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.76 3.21 $83.60 $173,880
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 680 0.31 1.30 $77.98 $162,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 620 0.27 1.15 $66.18 $137,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 600 0.70 2.93 $67.63 $140,670
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 600 0.50 2.09 $94.57 $196,700




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)
Springfield, MA-CT 440 1.54 6.51 $64.47 $134,100
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 150 1.23 5.19 $87.78 $182,590
Springfield, IL 120 1.09 4.62 $94.66 $196,900
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.95 3.99 $74.28 $154,510
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.76 3.21 $83.60 $173,880
Asheville, NC 120 0.75 3.17 $86.05 $178,970
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 600 0.70 2.93 $67.63 $140,670
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 60 0.63 2.64 $78.39 $163,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 820 0.60 2.53 $90.56 $188,370
Columbus, GA-AL 70 0.60 2.52 $88.50 $184,070




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)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) $113.95 $237,020
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $113.07 $235,180
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $107.92 $224,460
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $104.06 $216,430
Cedar Rapids, IA (8) (8) (8) $103.68 $215,660
Tulsa, OK 90 0.22 0.93 $100.93 $209,930
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 170 0.18 0.74 $100.75 $209,550
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 80 0.10 0.42 $100.74 $209,530
Eugene-Springfield, OR (8) (8) (8) $98.82 $205,540
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (8) (8) (8) $98.71 $205,310

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 3.06 $100.17 $208,340
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.33 $101.19 $210,470
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.05 $88.85 $184,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.36 $103.07 $214,390

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)
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 3.06 $100.17 $208,340
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.33 $101.19 $210,470
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.05 $88.85 $184,810
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.36 $103.07 $214,390

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $114.80 $238,780
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $106.58 $221,690
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.09 0.36 $103.07 $214,390
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.33 $101.19 $210,470
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 90 0.72 3.06 $100.17 $208,340


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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011