Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
45,290 3.4 % $97.04 $201,840 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.89 $57.57 $94.42 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $60,080 $119,750 $196,380 (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 30,080 1.20 $103.85 $216,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,200 0.19 $76.61 $159,340
Outpatient Care Centers 2,730 0.33 $101.95 $212,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,100 0.04 $84.28 $175,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.15 $109.49 $227,740

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 30,080 1.20 $103.85 $216,020
Outpatient Care Centers 2,730 0.33 $101.95 $212,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,200 0.19 $76.61 $159,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.15 $109.49 $227,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,100 0.04 $84.28 $175,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $127.72 $265,650
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.15 $109.49 $227,740
Home Health Care Services 190 0.01 $108.04 $224,720
Offices of Physicians 30,080 1.20 $103.85 $216,020
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 90 0.01 $102.98 $214,210


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 6,200 0.53 1.64 $74.01 $153,940
California 3,650 0.23 0.71 $99.58 $207,130
Ohio 2,810 0.53 1.63 $98.84 $205,580
Florida 2,320 0.28 0.87 $101.86 $211,870
Massachusetts 2,280 0.66 2.04 $119.16 $247,850




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 1,270 1.81 5.62 $55.11 $114,620
Vermont 230 0.75 2.33 $100.27 $208,560
Massachusetts 2,280 0.66 2.04 $119.16 $247,850
Texas 6,200 0.53 1.64 $74.01 $153,940
Ohio 2,810 0.53 1.63 $98.84 $205,580




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 190 0.46 1.42 $132.58 $275,760
Alabama 340 0.18 0.55 $132.18 $274,930
Arkansas 340 0.28 0.88 $128.36 $266,980
New Mexico 220 0.27 0.83 $128.15 $266,550
North Carolina 940 0.22 0.69 $127.48 $265,150





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.15 3.55 $61.88 $128,710
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.36 1.10 $100.29 $208,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,850 0.74 2.30 $70.37 $146,380
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.36 1.12 $102.44 $213,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,290 0.50 1.56 $120.69 $251,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 0.29 0.89 $92.54 $192,480
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,120 0.62 1.93 $118.19 $245,830
Columbus, OH 1,100 1.07 3.32 $121.22 $252,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 950 0.50 1.54 $125.28 $260,580
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 950 0.32 1.00 $69.75 $145,070




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)
Saginaw, MI 160 1.88 5.83 $57.69 $120,000
Monroe, MI 50 1.25 3.89 $109.74 $228,260
Springfield, MA-CT 380 1.21 3.74 $122.95 $255,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,780 1.15 3.55 $61.88 $128,710
Columbus, OH 1,100 1.07 3.32 $121.22 $252,130
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 350 1.07 3.31 $116.58 $242,490
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 150 1.01 3.14 $103.80 $215,910
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.99 3.07 $130.47 $271,380
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 120 0.96 2.98 $87.09 $181,140
Roanoke, VA 130 0.88 2.72 $88.89 $184,900




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)
Yuma, AZ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tulsa, OK 70 0.15 0.47 (5) (5)
Tallahassee, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fort Collins, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 110 0.21 0.66 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 120 0.84 2.59 $137.24 $285,460
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 90 0.54 1.67 $136.39 $283,690
Raleigh, NC 210 0.36 1.11 $133.63 $277,940
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 0.35 1.07 $132.44 $275,480

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 220 1.94 6.01 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 2.45 $107.84 $224,310
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 1.99 $134.32 $279,380
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.22 $72.15 $150,080
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.11 $129.95 $270,300

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 220 1.94 6.01 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 80 0.79 2.45 $107.84 $224,310
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 1.99 $134.32 $279,380
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 50 0.39 1.22 $72.15 $150,080
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 1.11 $129.95 $270,300

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 0.31 0.96 (5) (5)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.44 (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $134.87 $280,520
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.64 1.99 $134.32 $279,380


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017