Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
28,490 3.6 % $88.10 $183,240 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.11 $60.91 $82.00 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $68,860 $126,690 $170,560 (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 20,580 0.79 $90.86 $188,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,290 0.10 $80.60 $167,640
Outpatient Care Centers 1,470 0.16 $95.52 $198,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 510 0.02 $47.76 $99,330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.07 $98.74 $205,370

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 20,580 0.79 $90.86 $188,980
Outpatient Care Centers 1,470 0.16 $95.52 $198,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,290 0.10 $80.60 $167,640
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 190 0.07 $98.74 $205,370
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.04 $59.43 $123,610

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 190 0.07 $98.74 $205,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $97.66 $203,130
Outpatient Care Centers 1,470 0.16 $95.52 $198,680
Offices of Physicians 20,580 0.79 $90.86 $188,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 5,290 0.10 $80.60 $167,640


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 3,420 0.20 1.02 $89.38 $185,910
Texas 2,280 0.19 0.96 $90.07 $187,350
Ohio 2,040 0.38 1.91 $78.30 $162,870
New York 1,820 0.19 0.98 $85.90 $178,680
Massachusetts 1,550 0.43 2.21 $95.36 $198,340




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)
Delaware 230 0.52 2.63 $101.62 $211,370
Vermont 140 0.44 2.25 $78.81 $163,930
Massachusetts 1,550 0.43 2.21 $95.36 $198,340
Rhode Island 200 0.42 2.14 $95.76 $199,170
Ohio 2,040 0.38 1.91 $78.30 $162,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 50 0.15 0.75 $128.85 $268,010
Wisconsin 330 0.11 0.58 $127.96 $266,160
Mississippi 140 0.12 0.63 $124.48 $258,910
Nevada (8) (8) (8) $124.40 $258,750
Montana 70 0.15 0.75 $119.41 $248,370





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 2,380 0.25 1.27 $88.48 $184,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,370 0.22 1.14 $75.44 $156,910
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,240 0.45 2.28 $95.70 $199,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 890 0.44 2.21 $69.70 $144,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 740 0.25 1.25 $69.07 $143,670
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 720 0.70 3.55 $92.07 $191,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 720 0.23 1.16 $77.25 $160,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.32 1.65 $102.84 $213,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 610 0.21 1.08 $86.62 $180,170
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 600 0.25 1.26 $81.25 $168,990




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 110 0.85 4.34 $77.44 $161,080
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 520 0.83 4.22 (8) (8)
Asheville, NC 150 0.79 4.00 $87.52 $182,040
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 720 0.70 3.55 $92.07 $191,510
Roanoke, VA 100 0.67 3.39 $100.35 $208,730
Worcester, MA-CT 190 0.66 3.34 $102.49 $213,170
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 0.60 3.04 $132.21 $275,000
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.50 2.54 $95.27 $198,160
Ann Arbor, MI 100 0.47 2.40 $65.41 $136,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,240 0.45 2.28 $95.70 $199,060




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)
Montgomery, AL (8) (8) (8) $137.05 $285,070
Jackson, MS 40 0.16 0.82 $136.52 $283,960
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 0.60 3.04 $132.21 $275,000
Madison, WI 60 0.15 0.76 $132.08 $274,720
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $130.40 $271,230
Eugene, OR 40 0.28 1.42 $128.78 $267,860
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $127.44 $265,080
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 210 0.25 1.27 $127.08 $264,320
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $125.91 $261,890
Anchorage, AK 30 0.20 1.00 $124.44 $258,830

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 3.60 $115.85 $240,970
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.54 $80.13 $166,660
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.31 $81.04 $168,560
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 0.81 $76.24 $158,580
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.37 $90.98 $189,230

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-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 3.60 $115.85 $240,970
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 60 0.30 1.54 $80.13 $166,660
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 1.40 $69.92 $145,440
Mountain North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 1.37 $90.98 $189,230
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 1.31 $81.04 $168,560

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 1.20 $120.43 $250,490
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.71 3.60 $115.85 $240,970
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $110.39 $229,620
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 1.02 $104.89 $218,170
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $100.44 $208,920


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019