Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

29-1065 Pediatricians, General

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.


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)
26,960 3.2 % $88.58 $184,240 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $40.75 $63.39 $81.24 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $84,770 $131,850 $168,990 (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 19,790 0.79 $90.73 $188,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,310 0.08 $82.88 $172,390
Outpatient Care Centers 1,670 0.20 $88.17 $183,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.16 $110.18 $229,180
Individual and Family Services 30 0.00 $61.33 $127,560

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 19,790 0.79 $90.73 $188,730
Outpatient Care Centers 1,670 0.20 $88.17 $183,380
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.16 $110.18 $229,180
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,310 0.08 $82.88 $172,390
Individual and Family Services 30 0.00 $61.33 $127,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 410 0.16 $110.18 $229,180
Offices of Physicians 19,790 0.79 $90.73 $188,730
Outpatient Care Centers 1,670 0.20 $88.17 $183,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools (8) (8) $86.50 $179,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,310 0.08 $82.88 $172,390


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 3,220 0.20 1.05 $91.35 $190,020
Texas 1,920 0.16 0.85 $89.87 $186,940
New York 1,800 0.20 1.03 $73.01 $151,870
New Jersey 1,540 0.39 2.03 $82.69 $171,990
Florida 1,410 0.17 0.90 $92.05 $191,470




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)
Vermont 200 0.65 3.39 $69.01 $143,540
District of Columbia 340 0.48 2.51 $56.30 $117,100
Rhode Island 190 0.40 2.07 $78.03 $162,300
New Jersey 1,540 0.39 2.03 $82.69 $171,990
Massachusetts 1,350 0.39 2.03 $106.09 $220,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 140 0.13 0.67 $130.02 $270,430
Alaska 40 0.13 0.70 $129.58 $269,530
Utah 250 0.18 0.95 $128.37 $267,020
Montana 60 0.12 0.65 $117.76 $244,940
South Dakota 40 0.10 0.53 $114.08 $237,290





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 1,530 0.23 1.21 $76.57 $159,260
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 850 0.47 2.44 $115.16 $239,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 780 0.31 1.63 $72.39 $150,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.17 0.89 $93.60 $194,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 660 0.18 0.94 $76.12 $158,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 660 0.34 1.79 $102.76 $213,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 640 0.25 1.30 $87.44 $181,870
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 620 0.40 2.06 $98.48 $204,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 590 0.20 1.05 $68.85 $143,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 520 0.27 1.39 $70.68 $147,000




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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.09 5.70 $64.43 $134,000
Roanoke, VA 120 0.79 4.13 $80.72 $167,900
Barnstable Town, MA 70 0.66 3.44 $84.63 $176,040
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.66 3.43 $73.71 $153,310
Asheville, NC 120 0.66 3.43 $93.08 $193,610
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 360 0.62 3.21 $84.34 $175,420
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 380 0.62 3.20 $107.28 $223,150
Trenton, NJ 110 0.50 2.62 $81.51 $169,530
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 160 0.50 2.60 $53.64 $111,560
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 850 0.47 2.44 $115.16 $239,530




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)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $134.71 $280,190
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $132.47 $275,540
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) $126.31 $262,720
Chattanooga, TN-GA 60 0.27 1.39 $122.48 $254,760
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $121.41 $252,540
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $118.80 $247,110
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.20 1.02 $117.38 $244,160
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 70 0.12 0.60 $116.71 $242,760
Provo-Orem, UT 50 0.22 1.17 $116.36 $242,040
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $115.62 $240,490

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 1.47 $90.90 $189,080
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 3.09 $78.72 $163,740
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.78 $78.06 $162,360
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.15 $92.58 $192,560
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.39 $76.22 $158,540

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.59 3.09 $78.72 $163,740
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.80 $101.10 $210,290
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.78 $78.06 $162,360
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 1.47 $90.90 $189,080
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.39 $76.22 $158,540

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $111.47 $231,860
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.35 1.80 $101.10 $210,290
North Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $100.31 $208,650
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.15 $92.58 $192,560
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 1.47 $90.90 $189,080


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

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017