Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
110,050 1.8 % $86.95 $180,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $40.76 $62.23 $82.70 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $84,790 $129,440 $172,020 (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 75,290 3.17 $88.77 $184,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,420 0.35 $84.33 $175,410
Outpatient Care Centers 5,700 0.89 $86.95 $180,860
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,990 0.07 $55.86 $116,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,910 0.03 $78.25 $162,760

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 75,290 3.17 $88.77 $184,630
Outpatient Care Centers 5,700 0.89 $86.95 $180,860
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 18,420 0.35 $84.33 $175,410
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 570 0.24 $75.93 $157,940
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 270 0.10 $85.47 $177,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 230 0.10 $114.55 $238,270
Management of Companies and Enterprises 340 0.02 $102.56 $213,320
Employment Services 1,470 0.05 $96.42 $200,550
Home Health Care Services 670 0.06 $90.40 $188,030
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 90 0.01 $90.23 $187,680


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 13,130 0.92 1.09 $87.59 $182,200
Florida 8,750 1.20 1.42 $91.75 $190,840
Pennsylvania 6,190 1.11 1.31 $83.25 $173,150
Texas 5,860 0.55 0.66 $86.14 $179,170
Illinois 4,380 0.78 0.92 $87.53 $182,060




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 1,540 1.98 2.35 $86.41 $179,730
West Virginia 1,130 1.60 1.89 $86.09 $179,080
Alaska 510 1.60 1.89 $97.19 $202,160
South Carolina 2,720 1.52 1.79 $85.56 $177,960
North Dakota 610 1.51 1.79 $88.82 $184,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 1,360 1.18 1.39 $102.92 $214,080
Iowa 2,050 1.40 1.65 $102.69 $213,600
Rhode Island 190 0.42 0.49 $98.69 $205,280
Hawaii 660 1.12 1.32 $98.56 $205,000
New Hampshire 590 0.97 1.15 $97.53 $202,860





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,260 0.84 1.00 $91.44 $190,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,910 0.80 0.95 $86.31 $179,520
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,750 1.51 1.79 $84.52 $175,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,620 1.12 1.32 $83.20 $173,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,870 1.07 1.26 $83.17 $173,000
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,600 1.49 1.76 $82.51 $171,620
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,550 1.59 1.89 $83.19 $173,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.29 0.35 $80.78 $168,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,510 0.57 0.68 $91.33 $189,960
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,480 1.18 1.39 $85.56 $177,970