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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

29-1248 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 29-1242 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric; 29-1243 Pediatric Surgeons; and 29-1249 Surgeons, All Other; and the 2010 SOC occupation 29-1067 Surgeons.


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)
36,270 3.5 % $121.17 $252,040 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $40.26 $99.87 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $83,740 $207,720 (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 25,760 0.97 $127.57 $265,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,070 0.14 $106.33 $221,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 850 0.03 $76.08 $158,250
Outpatient Care Centers 560 0.06 $131.33 $273,170
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.15 $112.07 $233,100

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 25,760 0.97 $127.57 $265,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 390 0.15 $112.07 $233,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,070 0.14 $106.33 $221,160
Outpatient Care Centers 560 0.06 $131.33 $273,170
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 250 0.03 $87.93 $182,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 60 0.02 (5) (5)
Outpatient Care Centers 560 0.06 $131.33 $273,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 120 (7) $128.65 $267,580
Offices of Physicians 25,760 0.97 $127.57 $265,340
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $120.41 $250,440


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 3,650 0.21 0.85 $119.28 $248,100
Texas 3,480 0.28 1.13 $114.06 $237,240
Massachusetts 2,210 0.61 2.47 $116.49 $242,310
Michigan 1,670 0.38 1.56 $109.94 $228,660
Ohio 1,580 0.29 1.18 $134.63 $280,030




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)
New Hampshire 440 0.67 2.71 (5) (5)
South Dakota 260 0.62 2.51 $137.17 $285,320
Massachusetts 2,210 0.61 2.47 $116.49 $242,310
Vermont 140 0.46 1.87 (8) (8)
District of Columbia 330 0.45 1.83 $116.66 $242,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 650 0.23 0.91 (5) (5)
South Carolina 170 0.08 0.32 (5) (5)
Oregon 240 0.13 0.51 (5) (5)
North Dakota 50 0.11 0.43 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 440 0.67 2.71 (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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,600 0.27 1.09 $115.36 $239,950
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,030 0.73 2.94 $116.38 $242,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,560 0.25 1.01 $104.59 $217,560
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,150 0.38 1.52 $108.70 $226,090
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,100 0.30 1.22 $114.62 $238,410
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 890 0.19 0.77 $119.04 $247,600
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 770 0.39 1.58 (5) (5)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 750 0.37 1.50 $107.67 $223,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 740 0.35 1.42 (5) (5)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 740 0.23 0.94 $127.40 $265,000




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)
Morgantown, WV 130 1.91 7.74 $111.17 $231,230
Charleston, WV 150 1.39 5.64 $125.13 $260,270
Muskegon, MI 70 1.07 4.33 $133.35 $277,380
Manchester, NH 120 1.04 4.21 (5) (5)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 50 0.90 3.64 $130.35 $271,140
Flint, MI 120 0.88 3.56 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 130 0.86 3.47 $135.43 $281,690
Killeen-Temple, TX 120 0.85 3.45 (5) (5)
Winchester, VA-WV 50 0.84 3.39 $127.59 $265,390
Evansville, IN-KY 120 0.78 3.17 (5) (5)




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 50 0.53 2.16 (5) (5)
Manchester, NH 120 1.04 4.21 (5) (5)
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Trenton, NJ 50 0.19 0.76 (5) (5)
Syracuse, NY 60 0.21 0.84 (5) (5)
Springfield, IL 80 0.72 2.93 (5) (5)
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 40 0.15 0.62 (5) (5)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) (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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.03 4.18 $117.44 $244,280
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 3.21 (5) (5)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.85 $136.59 $284,100
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.13 $115.10 $239,420
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.77 $127.97 $266,190

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.03 4.18 $117.44 $244,280
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 3.21 (5) (5)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 60 0.53 2.13 $115.10 $239,420
Northeast Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 2.08 (5) (5)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.46 1.85 $136.59 $284,100

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)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 1.31 (5) (5)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.21 0.84 (5) (5)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020