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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-1214 Emergency Medicine Physicians

Make immediate medical decisions and act to prevent death or further disability. Provide immediate recognition, evaluation, care, stabilization, and disposition of patients. May direct emergency medical staff in an emergency department.


National estimates for Emergency Medicine Physicians
Industry profile for Emergency Medicine Physicians
Geographic profile for Emergency Medicine Physicians

National estimates for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
36,180 8.9 % $ 149.35 $ 310,640 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 49.67 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 103,310 (5) (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Emergency Medicine Physicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Emergency Medicine Physicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 22,740 0.84 (5) (5)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,650 0.17 $ 133.71 $ 278,120
Outpatient Care Centers 2,680 0.27 $ 161.55 $ 336,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 390 0.01 $ 33.94 $ 70,600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 210 0.02 $ 148.48 $ 308,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 22,740 0.84 (5) (5)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,680 0.27 $ 161.55 $ 336,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,650 0.17 $ 133.71 $ 278,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $ 133.66 $ 278,010
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 80 0.03 $ 121.19 $ 252,080

Top paying industries for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 22,740 0.84 (5) (5)
Outpatient Care Centers 2,680 0.27 $ 161.55 $ 336,030
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 210 0.02 $ 148.48 $ 308,830
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 60 (7) $ 136.38 $ 283,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,650 0.17 $ 133.71 $ 278,120


Geographic profile for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Emergency Medicine Physicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Emergency Medicine Physicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of emergency medicine physicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,820 0.44 1.72 $ 134.42 $ 279,590
Florida 2,490 0.29 1.13 $ 150.76 $ 313,590
New Jersey 1,890 0.49 1.91 (5) (5)
Michigan 1,890 0.46 1.81 $ 170.51 $ 354,650
Virginia 1,440 0.38 1.49 $ 163.51 $ 340,100


Map of location quotient of emergency medicine physicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 300 0.64 2.49 (5) (5)
Alaska 170 0.56 2.20 $ 155.35 $ 323,130
New Hampshire 360 0.56 2.18 (5) (5)
Arkansas 600 0.50 1.95 $ 165.21 $ 343,650
New Jersey 1,890 0.49 1.91 (5) (5)


Map of annual mean wages of emergency medicine physicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
California (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Hawaii 130 0.24 0.92 (5) (5)
Idaho (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Illinois 1,090 0.19 0.75 (5) (5)



Map of employment of emergency medicine physicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

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 4,380 0.50 1.96 $ 145.95 $ 303,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,010 0.34 1.34 $ 165.31 $ 343,850
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 890 0.35 1.35 $ 149.89 $ 311,770
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.39 1.50 (5) (5)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 600 0.47 1.85 $ 137.86 $ 286,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.14 0.56 $ 177.07 $ 368,310
Richmond, VA 360 0.59 2.28 $ 171.70 $ 357,130
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 330 0.18 0.71 $ 133.64 $ 277,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 240 0.44 1.72 $ 154.00 $ 320,320
Rochester, NY 230 0.48 1.86 $ 139.77 $ 290,720


Map of location quotient of emergency medicine physicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Winchester, VA-WV 110 1.83 7.11 $ 133.19 $ 277,030
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 100 0.90 3.49 $ 147.97 $ 307,780
Fort Collins, CO 140 0.88 3.41 $ 164.17 $ 341,480
Billings, MT 70 0.78 3.03 (5) (5)
Utica-Rome, NY 90 0.74 2.89 (5) (5)
Toledo, OH 170 0.63 2.44 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 360 0.59 2.28 $ 171.70 $ 357,130
Springfield, MA-CT 170 0.56 2.19 $ 139.38 $ 289,910
Anchorage, AK 90 0.56 2.18 $ 154.90 $ 322,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,380 0.50 1.96 $ 145.95 $ 303,570


Map of annual mean wages of emergency medicine physicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Billings, MT 70 0.78 3.03 (5) (5)
Canton-Massillon, OH 50 0.30 1.17 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 90 0.25 0.97 (5) (5)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 700 0.39 1.50 (5) (5)
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Madison, WI 140 0.37 1.45 (5) (5)
Medford, OR 40 0.46 1.77 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 2.42 (5) (5)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.95 3.69 (5) (5)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.77 3.00 (5) (5)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.06 (5) (5)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.24 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.95 3.69 (5) (5)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.77 3.00 (5) (5)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 2.46 $ 150.95 $ 313,980
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 0.62 2.42 (5) (5)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 2.24 (5) (5)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Emergency Medicine Physicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.95 3.69 (5) (5)
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 2.14 (5) (5)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 1.06 (5) (5)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.27 (5) (5)


About May 2021 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022