Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
28,660 3.6 % $88.07 $183,180 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $43.73 $64.06 $81.87 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $90,950 $133,250 $170,300 (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 21,390 0.85 $90.59 $188,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,730 0.09 $80.68 $167,820
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.20 $86.68 $180,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 410 0.01 $34.00 $70,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.16 $109.83 $228,440

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 21,390 0.85 $90.59 $188,420
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.20 $86.68 $180,280
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.16 $109.83 $228,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,730 0.09 $80.68 $167,820
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.02 $47.76 $99,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.16 $109.83 $228,440
Offices of Physicians 21,390 0.85 $90.59 $188,420
Outpatient Care Centers 1,440 0.20 $86.68 $180,280
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,730 0.09 $80.68 $167,820
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 (7) $71.15 $147,990


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 4,010 0.26 1.24 $95.10 $197,800
Texas 2,680 0.23 1.11 $90.16 $187,540
New York 1,950 0.22 1.04 $75.80 $157,660
Ohio 1,520 0.29 1.39 $80.89 $168,250
Florida 1,490 0.19 0.91 $89.68 $186,540



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)
Vermont 220 0.74 3.56 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 310 0.47 2.24 $47.84 $99,500
Rhode Island 220 0.46 2.23 $79.23 $164,800
Massachusetts 1,430 0.42 2.03 $106.96 $222,480
Connecticut 650 0.39 1.88 $77.53 $161,270



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 120 0.11 0.53 $127.90 $266,040
Utah 220 0.17 0.80 $113.76 $236,630
Montana 90 0.20 0.98 $113.19 $235,440
South Dakota 40 0.11 0.51 $108.55 $225,780
Massachusetts 1,430 0.42 2.03 $106.96 $222,480




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,470 0.23 1.09 $74.93 $155,850
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.59 2.82 $104.37 $217,090
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 840 0.48 2.29 $115.36 $239,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 0.88 $95.38 $198,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 740 0.25 1.22 $89.23 $185,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 730 0.30 1.46 $63.90 $132,900
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 710 0.20 0.96 $67.94 $141,320
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 700 0.28 1.37 $85.54 $177,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 520 0.28 1.34 $99.82 $207,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 490 0.26 1.25 $69.20 $143,940



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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.05 5.05 (8) (8)
Springfield, IL 90 0.84 4.03 $72.45 $150,700
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 90 0.68 3.25 $113.92 $236,950
Toledo, OH 190 0.63 3.03 $76.83 $159,810
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 350 0.61 2.92 $81.45 $169,410
Gainesville, GA 50 0.59 2.84 $73.10 $152,040
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.59 2.82 $104.37 $217,090
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 340 0.56 2.70 $106.24 $220,990
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 160 0.51 2.45 $53.51 $111,310
El Paso, TX 140 0.49 2.36 $110.61 $230,060



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)
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $134.98 $280,750
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 0.17 0.83 $126.27 $262,640
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $122.06 $253,880
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $121.97 $253,710
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.24 1.17 $120.23 $250,080
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) $120.12 $249,850
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 840 0.48 2.29 $115.36 $239,940
Santa Rosa, CA (8) (8) (8) $114.78 $238,740
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 90 0.68 3.25 $113.92 $236,950

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.31 1.49 $89.15 $185,440
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.77 3.71 $79.33 $165,000
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.04 $89.39 $185,940
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.85 $106.73 $222,000
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.71 $68.39 $142,240

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 80 0.77 3.71 $79.33 $165,000
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.85 $106.73 $222,000
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 1.71 $68.39 $142,240
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 100 0.31 1.49 $89.15 $185,440
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.04 $89.39 $185,940

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.38 1.85 $106.73 $222,000
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $106.63 $221,800
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $104.21 $216,750
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $97.76 $203,340


About May 2015 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 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 $187,200 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016