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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1221 Pediatricians, General

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed. Excludes “Family Medicine Physicians” (29-1215) and “General Internal Medicine Physicians” (29-1216).


National estimates for Pediatricians, General
Industry profile for Pediatricians, General
Geographic profile for Pediatricians, General

National estimates for Pediatricians, General:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pediatricians, General:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
33,620 7.1 % $ 95.40 $ 198,420 3.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pediatricians, General:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 36.38 $ 62.22 $ 81.96 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 75,670 $ 129,410 $ 170,480 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Pediatricians, General:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pediatricians, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 23,540 0.87 $ 97.93 $ 203,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,060 0.13 $ 86.92 $ 180,790
Outpatient Care Centers 1,850 0.19 $ 111.74 $ 232,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 550 0.02 $ 40.78 $ 84,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $ 96.68 $ 201,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pediatricians, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 23,540 0.87 $ 97.93 $ 203,690
Outpatient Care Centers 1,850 0.19 $ 111.74 $ 232,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,060 0.13 $ 86.92 $ 180,790
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $ 96.68 $ 201,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 550 0.02 $ 40.78 $ 84,810

Top paying industries for Pediatricians, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,850 0.19 $ 111.74 $ 232,420
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 140 (7) $ 105.23 $ 218,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $ 97.96 $ 203,750
Offices of Physicians 23,540 0.87 $ 97.93 $ 203,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 160 0.06 $ 96.68 $ 201,100


Geographic profile for Pediatricians, General:

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



Map of employment of pediatricians, general by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Pediatricians, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,300 0.26 1.09 $ 95.19 $ 198,000
New York 3,710 0.43 1.79 $ 83.97 $ 174,650
Texas 3,130 0.26 1.07 $ 127.02 $ 264,190
Illinois 2,250 0.40 1.68 (8) (8)
Tennessee 1,480 0.50 2.08 $ 89.86 $ 186,920


Map of location quotient of pediatricians, general by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatricians, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 160 0.58 2.41 (8) (8)
Alaska 170 0.57 2.37 $ 91.23 $ 189,750
Rhode Island 230 0.50 2.11 $ 107.50 $ 223,610
Tennessee 1,480 0.50 2.08 $ 89.86 $ 186,920
New York 3,710 0.43 1.79 $ 83.97 $ 174,650


Map of annual mean wages of pediatricians, general by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Pediatricians, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 70 0.15 0.65 $ 142.92 $ 297,280
Texas 3,130 0.26 1.07 $ 127.02 $ 264,190
New Hampshire 230 0.35 1.49 $ 126.33 $ 262,770
Mississippi 50 0.05 0.19 $ 124.89 $ 259,780
South Carolina 200 0.10 0.40 $ 123.82 $ 257,550



Map of employment of pediatricians, general by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pediatricians, General:

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 3,990 0.46 1.93 $ 88.87 $ 184,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,810 0.49 2.06 $ 83.35 $ 173,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.55 2.29 $ 140.35 $ 291,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 820 0.28 1.18 $ 89.13 $ 185,400
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 740 0.76 3.18 $ 87.83 $ 182,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 670 0.32 1.32 $ 98.36 $ 204,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 590 0.22 0.94 $ 88.03 $ 183,110
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 520 0.41 1.74 $ 84.16 $ 175,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.28 1.15 $ 105.33 $ 219,080
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 480 0.42 1.78 $ 92.44 $ 192,280


Map of location quotient of pediatricians, general by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatricians, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.14 4.78 (8) (8)
Ann Arbor, MI 210 1.03 4.33 $ 47.03 $ 97,810
Champaign-Urbana, IL 80 0.85 3.56 $ 117.31 $ 243,990
Springfield, IL 80 0.85 3.56 $ 112.19 $ 233,350
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 30 0.80 3.34 $ 97.38 $ 202,550
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 740 0.76 3.18 $ 87.83 $ 182,690
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.55 2.32 $ 107.43 $ 223,440
Flint, MI 70 0.55 2.32 $ 43.39 $ 90,260
Chattanooga, TN-GA 140 0.55 2.32 $ 97.39 $ 202,570
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.55 2.29 $ 140.35 $ 291,940


Map of annual mean wages of pediatricians, general by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Pediatricians, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Austin-Round Rock, TX 110 0.10 0.43 $ 143.63 $ 298,760
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 50 0.26 1.10 $ 143.42 $ 298,320
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,590 0.55 2.29 $ 140.35 $ 291,940
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 220 0.18 0.75 $ 136.27 $ 283,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 50 0.17 0.73 $ 133.11 $ 276,860
Manchester, NH 50 0.43 1.82 $ 133.09 $ 276,830
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 132.95 $ 276,530
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 128.75 $ 267,790
Corpus Christi, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 126.77 $ 263,690
Santa Rosa, CA 30 0.16 0.68 $ 126.60 $ 263,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pediatricians, General:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 2.11 $ 114.42 $ 238,000
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 3.48 $ 136.52 $ 283,960
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.03 $ 154.06 $ 320,430
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.19 $ 72.43 $ 150,650
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.63 $ 112.29 $ 233,570

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatricians, General:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 3.48 $ 136.52 $ 283,960
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 2.19 $ 72.43 $ 150,650
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 2.11 $ 114.42 $ 238,000
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.63 $ 112.29 $ 233,570
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.33 1.37 $ 91.16 $ 189,610

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pediatricians, General:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.25 1.03 $ 154.06 $ 320,430
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.83 3.48 $ 136.52 $ 283,960
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 100 0.50 2.11 $ 114.42 $ 238,000
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.63 $ 112.29 $ 233,570
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.12 $ 112.07 $ 233,110


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.

(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 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