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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1221 Pediatricians, General

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed. Excludes "Family Medicine Physicians" (29-1215) and "General Internal Medicine Physicians" (29-1216).


National estimates for Pediatricians, General
Industry profile for Pediatricians, General
Geographic profile for Pediatricians, General

National estimates for Pediatricians, General:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pediatricians, General:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
27,550 4.0 % $ 88.74 $ 184,570 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pediatricians, General:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 33.40 $ 61.02 $ 85.16 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 69,470 $ 126,930 $ 177,130 (5) (5)


Industry profile for Pediatricians, General:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pediatricians, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 18,180 0.70 $ 92.20 $ 191,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,850 0.12 $ 81.29 $ 169,090
Outpatient Care Centers 1,260 0.13 $ 99.79 $ 207,560
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 470 0.02 $ 45.17 $ 93,950
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.08 $ 86.59 $ 180,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pediatricians, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 18,180 0.70 $ 92.20 $ 191,770
Outpatient Care Centers 1,260 0.13 $ 99.79 $ 207,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,850 0.12 $ 81.29 $ 169,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.08 $ 86.59 $ 180,120
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 170 0.06 $ 63.09 $ 131,230

Top paying industries for Pediatricians, General:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 (7) $ 100.72 $ 209,490
Outpatient Care Centers 1,260 0.13 $ 99.79 $ 207,560
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 50 (7) $ 95.65 $ 198,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $ 94.75 $ 197,090
Offices of Physicians 18,180 0.70 $ 92.20 $ 191,770


Geographic profile for Pediatricians, General:

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





States with the highest employment level in Pediatricians, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 3,440 0.40 2.00 $ 82.08 $ 170,720
California 3,250 0.20 1.00 $ 102.40 $ 212,990
Texas 1,560 0.13 0.65 $ 83.15 $ 172,950
Tennessee 1,210 0.42 2.11 $ 76.74 $ 159,620
Ohio 1,120 0.22 1.10 $ 81.43 $ 169,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatricians, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 310 0.70 3.55 $ 111.50 $ 231,910
Vermont 140 0.49 2.46 (8) (8)
Hawaii 240 0.42 2.13 $ 98.26 $ 204,380
Tennessee 1,210 0.42 2.11 $ 76.74 $ 159,620
New York 3,440 0.40 2.00 $ 82.08 $ 170,720




Top paying states for Pediatricians, General:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 70 0.15 0.74 $ 129.21 $ 268,760
Alaska 30 0.11 0.58 $ 126.63 $ 263,390
Utah 170 0.11 0.56 $ 123.03 $ 255,900
New Hampshire 210 0.34 1.72 $ 122.68 $ 255,170
Wisconsin 410 0.15 0.76 $ 118.28 $ 246,020





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pediatricians, General:

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 3,650 0.41 2.08 $ 83.31 $ 173,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,020 0.34 1.71 $ 83.65 $ 173,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 840 0.14 0.73 $ 80.19 $ 166,800
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 820 0.31 1.58 $ 91.66 $ 190,650
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 770 0.80 4.04 $ 87.79 $ 182,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 680 0.16 0.79 $ 104.45 $ 217,250
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 660 0.22 1.13 $ 73.05 $ 151,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 650 0.31 1.55 $ 98.47 $ 204,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 490 0.19 0.93 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.24 1.23 $ 106.03 $ 220,550




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatricians, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 110 1.14 5.74 $ 98.62 $ 205,130
Ann Arbor, MI 220 1.03 5.22 $ 39.39 $ 81,930
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 100 0.84 4.22 (8) (8)
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 770 0.80 4.04 $ 87.79 $ 182,600
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 90 0.69 3.47 (8) (8)
Killeen-Temple, TX 90 0.64 3.25 $ 125.91 $ 261,890
Dover, DE 40 0.62 3.13 $ 76.34 $ 158,780
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 310 0.59 3.00 $ 110.16 $ 229,140
Asheville, NC 100 0.54 2.72 $ 86.50 $ 179,920
Urban Honolulu, HI 200 0.49 2.49 $ 104.36 $ 217,070




Top paying metropolitan areas for Pediatricians, General:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 135.03 $ 280,860
State College, PA 30 0.47 2.37 $ 132.56 $ 275,730
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 132.50 $ 275,610
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $ 128.03 $ 266,300
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 40 0.18 0.93 $ 126.80 $ 263,740
Killeen-Temple, TX 90 0.64 3.25 $ 125.91 $ 261,890
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 100 0.11 0.57 $ 119.35 $ 248,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 118.06 $ 245,570
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 100 0.27 1.36 $ 116.96 $ 243,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 370 0.16 0.81 $ 113.07 $ 235,190

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Pediatricians, General:

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 80 0.81 4.10 $ 127.42 $ 265,040
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.50 $ 88.36 $ 183,790
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.41 $ 113.37 $ 235,810
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.11 $ 85.66 $ 178,180
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.26 $ 104.28 $ 216,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatricians, General:

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 80 0.81 4.10 $ 127.42 $ 265,040
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.41 $ 113.37 $ 235,810
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.56 $ 90.94 $ 189,160
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 1.50 $ 88.36 $ 183,790
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.26 $ 104.28 $ 216,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Pediatricians, General:

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 80 0.81 4.10 $ 127.42 $ 265,040
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 2.41 $ 113.37 $ 235,810
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.26 $ 104.28 $ 216,910
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 104.15 $ 216,630
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.56 $ 90.94 $ 189,160


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021