Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
28,990 5.1 % $90.16 $187,540 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $39.74 $63.37 $83.00 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $82,670 $131,810 $172,650 (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 21,430 0.84 $92.56 $192,510
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,810 0.09 $83.75 $174,200
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.20 $91.06 $189,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 400 0.01 $39.80 $82,770
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.10 $107.45 $223,490

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 21,430 0.84 $92.56 $192,510
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.20 $91.06 $189,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.10 $107.45 $223,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,810 0.09 $83.75 $174,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 400 0.01 $39.80 $82,770

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 250 0.10 $107.45 $223,490
Offices of Physicians 21,430 0.84 $92.56 $192,510
Outpatient Care Centers 1,760 0.20 $91.06 $189,400
Elementary and Secondary Schools 40 (7) $89.62 $186,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,810 0.09 $83.75 $174,200


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 3,460 0.21 1.02 $87.88 $182,790
Texas 2,230 0.19 0.92 $91.01 $189,300
Ohio 1,910 0.36 1.75 $81.35 $169,210
New York 1,850 0.20 0.99 $79.64 $165,650
Massachusetts 1,580 0.45 2.21 $106.44 $221,400




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 170 0.54 2.68 (8) (8)
Delaware 230 0.51 2.53 $98.62 $205,130
Massachusetts 1,580 0.45 2.21 $106.44 $221,400
District of Columbia 300 0.43 2.10 $57.74 $120,110
Rhode Island 190 0.39 1.94 $78.68 $163,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 190 0.17 0.83 $131.96 $274,470
Alaska 50 0.15 0.73 $127.76 $265,750
Wisconsin 350 0.12 0.61 $124.87 $259,730
South Dakota 40 0.09 0.44 $116.31 $241,930
Montana 60 0.13 0.66 $112.61 $234,240



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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 1,650 0.25 1.21 $84.20 $175,140
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 960 0.52 2.56 $108.37 $225,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 800 0.18 0.89 $88.93 $184,980
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.46 2.26 $79.39 $165,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 710 0.37 1.81 $100.67 $209,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 580 0.16 0.78 $73.99 $153,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 1.01 $76.96 $160,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.21 1.02 $106.33 $221,160
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 500 0.48 2.34 $76.28 $158,660
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 500 0.19 0.94 $103.14 $214,540


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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)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.07 5.25 $67.12 $139,610
Roanoke, VA 140 0.93 4.58 $89.16 $185,450
Asheville, NC 150 0.80 3.92 $90.78 $188,820
Corpus Christi, TX 120 0.65 3.18 $118.43 $246,330
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 340 0.65 3.19 $78.27 $162,810
Worcester, MA-CT 180 0.64 3.15 $103.49 $215,250
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.62 3.04 $122.35 $254,490
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.56 2.74 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 220 0.53 2.61 $93.18 $193,810
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.53 2.60 $93.42 $194,310


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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)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL (8) (8) (8) $137.35 $285,700
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $136.49 $283,890
Montgomery, AL (8) (8) (8) $132.16 $274,880
Jackson, MS 50 0.18 0.88 $130.82 $272,110
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) $129.93 $270,260
Madison, WI 80 0.20 0.97 $128.32 $266,910
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 230 0.27 1.33 $124.40 $258,750
Anchorage, AK 30 0.19 0.94 $123.32 $256,510
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 50 0.62 3.04 $122.35 $254,490
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $121.38 $252,470

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)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.74 $86.32 $179,550
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 4.32 $112.37 $233,720
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.11 $81.80 $170,150
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.27 $107.81 $224,240
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 1.55 (8) (8)

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 4.32 $112.37 $233,720
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.74 $86.32 $179,550
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.31 1.55 (8) (8)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.27 $107.81 $224,240
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 1.21 $89.10 $185,320

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) $114.55 $238,270
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 0.88 4.32 $112.37 $233,720
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.27 $107.81 $224,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $96.53 $200,780
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $91.72 $190,770


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.

(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 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