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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1216 General Internal Medicine Physicians

Diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults and adolescents, and are based primarily in an outpatient care setting. Excludes "Family Medicine Physicians" (29-1215) and "Pediatricians, General" (29-1221).


National estimates for General Internal Medicine Physicians
Industry profile for General Internal Medicine Physicians
Geographic profile for General Internal Medicine Physicians

National estimates for General Internal Medicine Physicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
50,600 3.7 % $ 101.42 $ 210,960 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 30.93 $ 54.08 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 64,340 $ 112,490 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for General Internal Medicine Physicians: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for General Internal Medicine Physicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in General Internal Medicine Physicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 28,880 1.11 $ 112.38 $ 233,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,900 0.28 $ 82.46 $ 171,520
Outpatient Care Centers 1,970 0.20 $ 116.18 $ 241,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,190 0.04 $ 73.10 $ 152,050
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 860 0.32 $ 83.66 $ 174,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 28,880 1.11 $ 112.38 $ 233,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 860 0.32 $ 83.66 $ 174,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 15,900 0.28 $ 82.46 $ 171,520
Outpatient Care Centers 1,970 0.20 $ 116.18 $ 241,650
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 $ 110.63 $ 230,110

Top paying industries for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 130 0.01 $ 131.04 $ 272,560
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 100 0.04 $ 124.00 $ 257,930
Outpatient Care Centers 1,970 0.20 $ 116.18 $ 241,650
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 210 0.02 $ 112.57 $ 234,140
Offices of Physicians 28,880 1.11 $ 112.38 $ 233,750


Geographic profile for General Internal Medicine Physicians: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for General Internal Medicine Physicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in General Internal Medicine Physicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 8,750 1.01 2.77 $ 82.39 $ 171,360
Texas 5,030 0.42 1.14 $ 96.90 $ 201,560
Massachusetts 3,200 0.96 2.63 $ 93.62 $ 194,720
California 3,000 0.18 0.50 $ 101.26 $ 210,620
Virginia 2,350 0.63 1.74 $ 116.10 $ 241,490




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,580 2.30 6.31 $ 100.23 $ 208,480
New York 8,750 1.01 2.77 $ 82.39 $ 171,360
Massachusetts 3,200 0.96 2.63 $ 93.62 $ 194,720
West Virginia 590 0.91 2.50 $ 72.64 $ 151,100
Minnesota 1,790 0.66 1.82 $ 123.24 $ 256,340




Top paying states for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 210 0.52 1.43 $ 137.66 $ 286,330
Alaska 90 0.30 0.83 $ 135.93 $ 282,730
South Carolina 1,250 0.62 1.70 $ 135.88 $ 282,620
Nevada 340 0.27 0.74 $ 133.34 $ 277,340
Wisconsin 440 0.16 0.44 $ 132.88 $ 276,400





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,390 0.95 2.61 $ 80.32 $ 167,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,590 1.00 2.74 $ 99.11 $ 206,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,450 0.81 2.23 $ 105.08 $ 218,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,870 0.32 0.88 $ 98.05 $ 203,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,770 0.40 1.11 $ 97.06 $ 201,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,300 0.70 1.93 $ 118.84 $ 247,180
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 860 0.29 0.80 $ 99.54 $ 207,040
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 710 0.40 1.10 $ 103.85 $ 216,000
Killeen-Temple, TX 700 5.18 14.25 (8) (8)
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 620 0.25 0.68 $ 73.37 $ 152,600




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Killeen-Temple, TX 700 5.18 14.25 (8) (8)
Roanoke, VA 360 2.48 6.82 $ 94.79 $ 197,150
Johnson City, TN 140 1.91 5.25 $ 99.97 $ 207,930
Danbury, CT 120 1.66 4.56 $ 140.47 $ 292,180
Ann Arbor, MI 300 1.43 3.92 (8) (8)
Rockford, IL 190 1.41 3.87 $ 119.59 $ 248,750
Flint, MI 170 1.38 3.80 $ 72.41 $ 150,610
Florence, SC 110 1.37 3.77 $ 139.64 $ 290,460
Evansville, IN-KY 200 1.36 3.73 (5) (5)
Carson City, NV 40 1.33 3.67 $ 128.18 $ 266,620




Top paying metropolitan areas for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Evansville, IN-KY 200 1.36 3.73 (5) (5)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 40 0.17 0.46 (5) (5)
Peoria, IL 150 0.94 2.59 (5) (5)
Port St. Lucie, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.18 0.49 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.68 1.86 (5) (5)
Rochester, MN (8) (8) (8) $ 151.84 $ 315,830
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 180 0.15 0.41 $ 151.00 $ 314,080
Wichita Falls, TX 70 1.21 3.33 $ 149.64 $ 311,260
Jacksonville, FL 110 0.16 0.43 $ 141.03 $ 293,350

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 2.22 $ 144.43 $ 300,420
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.91 2.49 $ 136.94 $ 284,830
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 1.57 $ 127.72 $ 265,650
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.02 2.81 $ 147.65 $ 307,120
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 0.68 $ 132.28 $ 275,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.02 2.81 $ 147.65 $ 307,120
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 120 0.91 2.49 $ 136.94 $ 284,830
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 2.22 $ 144.43 $ 300,420
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 1.86 (8) (8)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.57 1.57 $ 127.72 $ 265,650

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

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)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 1.01 (5) (5)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 1.02 2.81 $ 147.65 $ 307,120
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 120 0.81 2.22 $ 144.43 $ 300,420


About May 2020 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021