Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

29-1063 Internists, General

Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs. Subspecialists, such as cardiologists and gastroenterologists, are included in "Physicians and Surgeons, All Other" (29-1069).


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)
42,280 3.5 % $95.37 $198,370 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.25 $52.54 $92.75 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $58,770 $109,280 $192,930 (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 26,300 1.03 $104.10 $216,530
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,510 0.17 $82.12 $170,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,990 0.10 $49.99 $103,970
Outpatient Care Centers 2,530 0.29 $105.97 $220,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.10 $108.18 $225,020

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 26,300 1.03 $104.10 $216,530
Outpatient Care Centers 2,530 0.29 $105.97 $220,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,510 0.17 $82.12 $170,820
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.10 $108.18 $225,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,990 0.10 $49.99 $103,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 30 0.01 $124.04 $258,000
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.10 $108.18 $225,020
Outpatient Care Centers 2,530 0.29 $105.97 $220,420
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 60 0.02 $105.58 $219,610
Offices of Physicians 26,300 1.03 $104.10 $216,530


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)
Texas 4,960 0.42 1.41 $72.78 $151,380
California 3,400 0.20 0.69 $95.73 $199,120
Ohio 2,860 0.53 1.80 $105.44 $219,310
Massachusetts 2,590 0.74 2.48 $118.25 $245,960
New York 2,240 0.24 0.82 $86.03 $178,950




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)
District of Columbia 1,160 1.64 5.54 $59.03 $122,790
Massachusetts 2,590 0.74 2.48 $118.25 $245,960
Alaska 210 0.65 2.20 $110.49 $229,820
South Dakota 220 0.53 1.79 $136.05 $282,980
Ohio 2,860 0.53 1.80 $105.44 $219,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 220 0.53 1.79 $136.05 $282,980
New Hampshire 170 0.27 0.90 $130.31 $271,040
North Carolina 680 0.16 0.53 $130.10 $270,610
New Mexico 170 0.21 0.71 $128.33 $266,920
Alabama 340 0.17 0.59 $127.34 $264,860



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.28 0.94 $99.14 $206,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,740 0.69 2.33 $66.30 $137,890
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,460 0.79 2.68 $117.53 $244,460
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.35 1.19 $104.71 $217,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.28 0.94 $93.66 $194,810
Columbus, OH 1,160 1.11 3.75 $122.29 $254,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,030 0.35 1.19 $64.84 $134,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 830 0.43 1.45 $126.54 $263,200
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 600 0.81 2.73 $95.44 $198,520
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 550 0.52 1.74 $80.35 $167,130


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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)
Columbus, OH 1,160 1.11 3.75 $122.29 $254,360
Yuma, AZ 70 1.08 3.64 $119.87 $249,320
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 340 1.02 3.43 $117.50 $244,410
Saginaw, MI 90 1.00 3.37 $98.26 $204,370
Grand Junction, CO 60 0.94 3.17 $98.43 $204,740
Springfield, MA-CT 300 0.91 3.06 $111.38 $231,660
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 0.91 3.08 $107.83 $224,290
Winchester, VA-WV 50 0.90 3.02 $97.72 $203,270
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.84 2.83 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 120 0.82 2.77 (5) (5)


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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)
Tallahassee, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 120 0.82 2.77 (5) (5)
Raleigh, NC 150 0.25 0.85 (5) (5)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.84 2.83 (5) (5)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK 100 0.23 0.77 $137.22 $285,420
Santa Rosa, CA 80 0.37 1.25 $136.71 $284,350
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.58 1.95 $136.10 $283,080
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.27 0.92 $135.23 $281,290

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 1.17 3.94 $85.75 $178,350
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 1.99 $85.09 $176,980
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.52 $119.49 $248,530
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.98 $105.97 $220,420
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.49 $128.35 $266,970

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 130 1.17 3.94 $85.75 $178,350
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 1.98 $105.97 $220,420
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 70 0.59 1.99 $85.09 $176,980
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.52 $119.49 $248,530
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.49 $128.35 $266,970

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)
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.07 (5) (5)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.44 1.49 $128.35 $266,970
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $127.14 $264,450
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $123.06 $255,970
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.52 $119.49 $248,530


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018