Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-1063 Internists, General

Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs. Subspecialists, such as cardiologists and gastroenterologists, are included in "Physicians and Surgeons, All Other" (29-1069).


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)
48,390 3.1 % $91.60 $190,530 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.27 $60.21 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $60,880 $125,230 (5) (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 32,790 1.33 $99.79 $207,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,510 0.22 $72.07 $149,900
Outpatient Care Centers 1,800 0.26 $94.67 $196,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,090 0.04 $41.60 $86,540
Home Health Care Services 210 0.02 $101.62 $211,360

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 32,790 1.33 $99.79 $207,560
Outpatient Care Centers 1,800 0.26 $94.67 $196,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,510 0.22 $72.07 $149,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.07 $101.16 $210,410
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 110 0.04 $97.88 $203,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 50 0.02 $121.04 $251,760
Employment Services 40 (7) $106.97 $222,500
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 60 0.02 $104.10 $216,530
Home Health Care Services 210 0.02 $101.62 $211,360
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.07 $101.16 $210,410


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 5,840 0.39 1.08 $95.78 $199,210
Michigan 5,490 1.35 3.76 $63.33 $131,720
Texas 5,200 0.46 1.29 $87.12 $181,200
Florida 3,340 0.44 1.22 $98.64 $205,170
Massachusetts 3,200 0.96 2.69 $102.58 $213,360



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)
District of Columbia 1,000 1.49 4.15 $44.66 $92,890
Michigan 5,490 1.35 3.76 $63.33 $131,720
Massachusetts 3,200 0.96 2.69 $102.58 $213,360
Vermont 190 0.62 1.74 $82.52 $171,650
Connecticut 990 0.60 1.67 $85.65 $178,150



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 1,290 0.32 0.90 $118.80 $247,110
South Dakota 140 0.33 0.92 $118.69 $246,880
Missouri 120 0.05 0.13 $118.63 $246,760
Indiana 780 0.27 0.75 $115.66 $240,570
Kansas 170 0.12 0.35 $115.18 $239,560




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 1,910 0.35 0.99 $88.73 $184,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,450 0.36 1.00 $84.61 $175,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.60 1.66 (8) (8)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.35 0.99 $74.91 $155,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,310 0.73 2.03 $97.42 $202,630
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.07 2.99 $77.83 $161,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,200 0.42 1.18 $82.70 $172,010
Baltimore-Towson, MD 780 0.60 1.69 $92.17 $191,710
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.70 1.95 $80.03 $166,470
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 700 0.69 1.92 $98.17 $204,200



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)
Flint, MI 430 3.19 8.92 $40.10 $83,420
Springfield, IL 290 2.64 7.37 $63.16 $131,370
Johnson City, TN 150 1.94 5.41 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 330 1.66 4.64 (8) (8)
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 120 1.37 3.84 $28.39 $59,040
Springfield, MA-CT 390 1.36 3.79 $108.15 $224,950
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 470 1.16 3.25 $38.10 $79,260
Rocky Mount, NC 60 1.13 3.16 $103.52 $215,320
Roanoke, VA 160 1.09 3.04 $85.77 $178,400
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,220 1.07 2.99 $77.83 $161,880



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)
Wilmington, NC 30 0.21 0.58 (5) (5)
Valdosta, GA 30 0.60 1.68 (5) (5)
Tallahassee, FL 60 0.37 1.02 (5) (5)
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 40 0.18 0.51 (5) (5)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Asheville, NC 80 0.43 1.21 (5) (5)
Amarillo, TX 50 0.47 1.31 (5) (5)
Albany, GA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Florence, SC (8) (8) (8) $126.74 $263,610

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 1.59 4.45 (8) (8)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 2.38 $79.35 $165,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 0.90 $100.65 $209,350
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.25 $108.44 $225,560
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.12 $123.48 $256,840

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 180 1.59 4.45 (8) (8)
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.92 2.58 $99.81 $207,610
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.85 2.38 $79.35 $165,050
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.62 1.72 $97.62 $203,050
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 1.62 $110.01 $228,820

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)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.42 (5) (5)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.04 (5) (5)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.79 (5) (5)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 1.12 $123.48 $256,840


About May 2014 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.

(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:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015