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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
58,260 3.4 % $ 116.44 $ 242,190 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 30.22 $ 58.72 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 62,850 $ 122,140 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

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 34,170 1.27 $ 134.03 $ 278,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,450 0.31 $ 88.24 $ 183,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,910 0.29 $ 115.48 $ 240,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,130 0.04 $ 48.03 $ 99,890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 620 0.23 $ 88.63 $ 184,350

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 34,170 1.27 $ 134.03 $ 278,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 17,450 0.31 $ 88.24 $ 183,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,910 0.29 $ 115.48 $ 240,200
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 620 0.23 $ 88.63 $ 184,350
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 220 0.09 $ 131.58 $ 273,690

Top paying industries for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 110 0.04 $ 135.86 $ 282,590
Offices of Physicians 34,170 1.27 $ 134.03 $ 278,790
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 220 0.09 $ 131.58 $ 273,690
Home Health Care Services 110 0.01 $ 131.34 $ 273,180
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 280 0.01 $ 121.30 $ 252,300


Geographic profile for General Internal Medicine Physicians:

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.



Map of employment of general internal medicine physicians by state, May 2021


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 10,190 1.18 2.84 $ 87.52 $ 182,040
California 4,220 0.26 0.62 $ 116.47 $ 242,260
Texas 3,410 0.28 0.67 $ 137.93 $ 286,890
Florida 3,400 0.40 0.96 $ 108.43 $ 225,540
Massachusetts 2,840 0.84 2.02 $ 88.22 $ 183,500


Map of location quotient of general internal medicine physicians by state, May 2021


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 1,900 2.87 6.95 $ 78.20 $ 162,650
New York 10,190 1.18 2.84 $ 87.52 $ 182,040
Maryland 2,710 1.06 2.57 $ 133.82 $ 278,350
Connecticut 1,490 0.95 2.30 $ 115.87 $ 241,020
Minnesota 2,540 0.93 2.25 $ 148.17 $ 308,190


Map of annual mean wages of general internal medicine physicians by state, May 2021


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)
Alaska 70 0.23 0.56 (5) (5)
Missouri (8) (8) (8) $ 163.54 $ 340,150
Oklahoma 510 0.33 0.79 $ 157.47 $ 327,540
Wisconsin 800 0.29 0.70 $ 151.35 $ 314,820
New Mexico 200 0.26 0.62 $ 151.33 $ 314,760



Map of employment of general internal medicine physicians by area, May 2021


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 8,740 1.01 2.44 $ 85.49 $ 177,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,980 1.02 2.46 $ 99.57 $ 207,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,410 0.93 2.25 $ 90.29 $ 187,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,940 0.34 0.82 $ 118.32 $ 246,100
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,570 1.25 3.03 $ 132.80 $ 276,230
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,440 0.59 1.42 $ 98.45 $ 204,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,330 0.73 1.77 $ 149.50 $ 310,950
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,280 0.44 1.07 $ 139.13 $ 289,390
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,100 0.61 1.48 $ 104.51 $ 217,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,070 0.40 0.97 $ 149.65 $ 311,260


Map of location quotient of general internal medicine physicians by area, May 2021


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)
Danbury, CT 150 2.13 5.15 $ 151.37 $ 314,840
Roanoke, VA 300 2.10 5.09 $ 95.15 $ 197,900
Punta Gorda, FL 100 1.95 4.72 $ 103.64 $ 215,560
Ann Arbor, MI 300 1.47 3.57 $ 55.36 $ 115,140
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 550 1.46 3.53 $ 131.06 $ 272,600
Florence, SC 120 1.40 3.39 $ 128.09 $ 266,430
Flint, MI 170 1.37 3.32 $ 86.61 $ 180,150
Midland, MI 50 1.37 3.31 $ 135.87 $ 282,610
Lima, OH 70 1.34 3.25 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,570 1.25 3.03 $ 132.80 $ 276,230


Map of annual mean wages of general internal medicine physicians by area, May 2021


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)
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 0.15 0.35 (5) (5)
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Oklahoma City, OK 240 0.40 0.96 (5) (5)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 70 0.44 1.05 (5) (5)
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 120 1.00 2.41 (5) (5)
Trenton, NJ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Urban Honolulu, HI 260 0.66 1.59 (5) (5)
Rockford, IL 60 0.49 1.19 $ 172.69 $ 359,200

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 2.65 $ 143.03 $ 297,500
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 120 0.67 1.63 $ 154.80 $ 321,980
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 110 0.60 1.45 $ 142.71 $ 296,840
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 100 0.51 1.24 $ 121.92 $ 253,590
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 1.65 $ 93.19 $ 193,830

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)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 80 1.42 3.43 $ 144.16 $ 299,840
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 150 1.10 2.65 $ 143.03 $ 297,500
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.93 2.26 $ 163.07 $ 339,190
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.87 2.11 $ 154.64 $ 321,660
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 70 0.83 2.02 $ 96.81 $ 201,360

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)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.36 0.86 (5) (5)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 0.82 (5) (5)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.54 1.30 (5) (5)
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 1.78 (5) (5)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022