Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
30,560 4.2 % $80.59 $167,640 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.78 $59.18 $74.35 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $86,900 $123,090 $154,650 (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 22,640 0.95 $83.21 $173,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,300 0.08 $71.82 $149,380
Outpatient Care Centers 1,310 0.20 $84.47 $175,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,120 0.04 $50.58 $105,210
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.08 $81.62 $169,770

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 22,640 0.95 $83.21 $173,070
Outpatient Care Centers 1,310 0.20 $84.47 $175,700
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.08 $81.62 $169,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,300 0.08 $71.82 $149,380
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,120 0.04 $50.58 $105,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners (8) (8) $91.79 $190,930
Outpatient Care Centers 1,310 0.20 $84.47 $175,700
Offices of Physicians 22,640 0.95 $83.21 $173,070
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.08 $81.62 $169,770
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 80 0.03 $81.00 $168,480


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 4,750 0.33 1.41 $80.60 $167,650
Texas 3,480 0.33 1.40 $85.26 $177,340
Massachusetts 2,710 0.84 3.60 $87.82 $182,660
New York 2,200 0.26 1.10 $79.58 $165,530
Ohio 1,970 0.39 1.66 $66.45 $138,220




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 2,710 0.84 3.60 $87.82 $182,660
Delaware 240 0.59 2.50 $74.58 $155,130
Vermont 150 0.50 2.13 $79.99 $166,380
Rhode Island 190 0.42 1.80 $89.81 $186,800
Ohio 1,970 0.39 1.66 $66.45 $138,220




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 170 0.16 0.69 $104.74 $217,870
Montana 110 0.26 1.10 $104.64 $217,640
South Dakota 50 0.12 0.52 $103.74 $215,770
Nebraska 210 0.23 0.98 $102.70 $213,610
Oklahoma 180 0.12 0.50 $98.89 $205,700





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 1,700 0.33 1.41 $78.99 $164,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.32 1.36 $90.12 $187,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 660 0.28 1.21 $61.19 $127,270
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 650 0.25 1.05 $78.28 $162,820
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 640 0.64 2.72 $55.19 $114,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 610 0.29 1.24 $85.85 $178,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 590 0.26 1.11 $82.78 $172,170
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.48 2.03 $83.04 $172,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 430 0.34 1.46 $76.40 $158,910
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 420 0.43 1.82 $75.82 $157,700




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)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 160 1.23 5.25 $80.07 $166,540
Springfield, IL 120 1.07 4.56 $87.62 $182,260
Gainesville, GA 70 0.94 4.00 $105.78 $220,030
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.91 3.89 $71.80 $149,340
Springfield, MA-CT 250 0.87 3.70 $69.47 $144,500
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 90 0.76 3.26 $87.23 $181,440
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 640 0.64 2.72 $55.19 $114,790
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 460 0.48 2.03 $83.04 $172,730
Worcester, MA-CT 110 0.47 2.01 $95.82 $199,300
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 250 0.46 1.95 $88.38 $183,840




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 50 0.13 0.55 $118.81 $247,130
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $118.56 $246,610
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) $117.69 $244,800
Salem, OR 40 0.25 1.06 $109.31 $227,370
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 80 0.09 0.38 $106.51 $221,530
Oklahoma City, OK 60 0.10 0.44 $106.34 $221,180
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 170 0.39 1.65 $106.29 $221,080
Gainesville, GA 70 0.94 4.00 $105.78 $220,030
Florence, SC 30 0.43 1.84 $105.51 $219,460
Eugene-Springfield, OR (8) (8) (8) $104.93 $218,240

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 70 0.23 0.98 $82.41 $171,420
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.25 $72.66 $151,130
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.80 $62.18 $129,330
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.63 $65.79 $136,850
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.84 $84.81 $176,400

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.80 $62.18 $129,330
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 1.25 $72.66 $151,130
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 0.98 $82.41 $171,420
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.99 $104.83 $218,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.84 $84.81 $176,400

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) $117.30 $243,990
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $110.95 $230,780
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 0.99 $104.83 $218,040
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $103.05 $214,330
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.09 0.40 $100.84 $209,750


About May 2012 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013