Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-1067 Surgeons

Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation. Excludes "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons" (29-1022).


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)
41,030 3.0 % $112.09 $233,150 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $61.21 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $127,320 (5) (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 30,150 1.25 $115.50 $240,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,110 0.13 $104.23 $216,810
Outpatient Care Centers 1,320 0.20 $113.24 $235,540
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,160 0.04 $69.53 $144,620
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 (5) (5)

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 30,150 1.25 $115.50 $240,240
Outpatient Care Centers 1,320 0.20 $113.24 $235,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,110 0.13 $104.23 $216,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.06 $116.73 $242,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 270 0.04 $105.74 $219,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 (5) (5)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 140 0.06 $116.73 $242,800
Offices of Physicians 30,150 1.25 $115.50 $240,240
Outpatient Care Centers 1,320 0.20 $113.24 $235,540
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) $110.09 $228,990


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 5,040 0.34 1.11 $106.99 $222,550
Texas 2,980 0.27 0.88 $98.77 $205,440
Florida 2,500 0.33 1.08 $114.36 $237,870
New York 2,450 0.28 0.92 $99.46 $206,880
Pennsylvania 2,000 0.36 1.15 $113.97 $237,050




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)
South Dakota 230 0.57 1.84 (5) (5)
Kentucky 1,020 0.57 1.84 $114.67 $238,510
Vermont 170 0.56 1.81 $95.13 $197,870
Delaware 230 0.56 1.82 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 340 0.51 1.64 $115.60 $240,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 100 0.35 1.13 (5) (5)
West Virginia 150 0.21 0.69 (5) (5)
Washington 880 0.31 1.01 (5) (5)
South Dakota 230 0.57 1.84 (5) (5)
Oregon 610 0.37 1.21 (5) (5)





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 1,320 0.25 0.81 $98.64 $205,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 980 0.26 0.85 $115.47 $240,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 960 0.24 0.78 $111.49 $231,910
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 910 0.74 2.39 $110.38 $229,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 880 0.41 1.32 $95.05 $197,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 850 0.47 1.53 $119.63 $248,820
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 840 0.45 1.47 $120.27 $250,170
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 690 0.54 1.73 $83.21 $173,080
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 670 0.28 0.92 $116.42 $242,160
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 650 0.37 1.20 (5) (5)




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)
Springfield, IL 150 1.44 4.65 $92.30 $191,980
Bowling Green, KY 80 1.37 4.42 $119.77 $249,130
Chattanooga, TN-GA 270 1.19 3.84 $109.03 $226,780
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.18 3.81 (5) (5)
Salisbury, MD 60 1.15 3.70 (5) (5)
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 50 1.14 3.70 (5) (5)
Lubbock, TX 150 1.14 3.67 $90.44 $188,110
Wausau, WI 70 1.09 3.53 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 140 0.95 3.09 (5) (5)
Napa, CA 60 0.93 3.01 $104.31 $216,970




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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 110 0.57 1.84 (5) (5)
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.18 3.81 (5) (5)
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.89 2.88 (5) (5)
Danbury, CT 60 0.81 2.63 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 650 0.37 1.20 (5) (5)
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.43 1.40 (5) (5)
Winston-Salem, NC 110 0.56 1.80 (5) (5)
Wilmington, NC 70 0.54 1.73 (5) (5)

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 160 0.54 1.74 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 2.03 $120.50 $250,650
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 2.67 (5) (5)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.19 0.60 $110.85 $230,570
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.84 $119.25 $248,050

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)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 2.67 (5) (5)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.65 2.09 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 2.03 $120.50 $250,650
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 0.00 $116.66 $242,660
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 70 0.57 1.84 $119.25 $248,050

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)
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.14 (5) (5)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 0.93 (5) (5)
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 2.67 (5) (5)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.04 (5) (5)


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014