Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
101,800 2.0 % $85.26 $177,330 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.77 $61.07 $80.29 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $86,880 $127,020 $167,000 (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 67,760 2.89 $87.18 $181,330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,750 0.34 $83.65 $173,990
Outpatient Care Centers 6,020 0.98 $85.11 $177,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,790 0.05 $74.51 $154,980
State Government (OES Designation) 1,760 0.08 $74.60 $155,170

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 67,760 2.89 $87.18 $181,330
Outpatient Care Centers 6,020 0.98 $85.11 $177,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,750 0.34 $83.65 $173,990
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 520 0.22 $74.66 $155,280
State Government (OES Designation) 1,760 0.08 $74.60 $155,170

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 160 0.07 $111.35 $231,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 200 0.08 $96.09 $199,860
Employment Services 920 0.03 $87.50 $182,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 180 0.08 $87.32 $181,620
Offices of Physicians 67,760 2.89 $87.18 $181,330


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 10,880 0.77 0.98 $83.91 $174,530
Illinois 6,490 1.16 1.47 $86.48 $179,880
Florida 5,950 0.83 1.05 $82.46 $171,520
Texas 5,480 0.53 0.67 $87.63 $182,270
Pennsylvania 4,660 0.84 1.06 $77.61 $161,430




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 1,450 1.87 2.35 $89.26 $185,660
Alaska 520 1.65 2.07 $93.53 $194,550
Iowa 2,160 1.49 1.88 $102.63 $213,460
Wyoming 400 1.48 1.87 $90.16 $187,540
Oklahoma 2,110 1.41 1.78 $87.33 $181,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 1,220 1.07 1.34 $103.61 $215,500
Iowa 2,160 1.49 1.88 $102.63 $213,460
Nevada 1,080 0.97 1.22 $98.55 $204,990
Wisconsin 2,810 1.06 1.34 $97.51 $202,810
Rhode Island 160 0.36 0.45 $95.79 $199,240





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,840 1.35 1.70 $85.65 $178,140
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.63 0.79 $82.45 $171,500
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,250 1.31 1.66 $82.29 $171,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,100 1.16 1.46 $75.55 $157,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.88 1.11 $69.17 $143,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,720 0.67 0.85 $93.71 $194,920
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,590 1.27 1.60 $80.45 $167,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,530 0.30 0.38 $75.04 $156,090
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,380 1.44 1.82 $99.81 $207,610
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 1,230 1.52 1.92 $81.79 $170,130




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)
Columbia, MO 430 5.15 6.49 $35.17 $73,150
Las Cruces, NM 240 3.58 4.51 $87.39 $181,780
Santa Fe, NM 190 3.18 4.01 $91.83 $191,000
Spartanburg, SC 350 3.09 3.89 $90.09 $187,380
Rome, GA 110 3.05 3.85 $93.68 $194,860
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 310 2.85 3.60 $88.66 $184,420
Springfield, IL 270 2.50 3.15 $96.28 $200,260
Florence, SC 200 2.50 3.15 $89.71 $186,590
Goldsboro, NC 90 2.40 3.02 $87.12 $181,210
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 680 2.15 2.71 $105.87 $220,220