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

29-1243 Pediatric Surgeons

Diagnose and perform surgery to treat fetal abnormalities and birth defects, diseases, and injuries in fetuses, premature and newborn infants, children, and adolescents. Includes all pediatric surgical specialties and subspecialties. Excludes “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons” (29-1022), “Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric” (29-1241), and “Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric” (29-1242).


National estimates for Pediatric Surgeons
Industry profile for Pediatric Surgeons
Geographic profile for Pediatric Surgeons

National estimates for Pediatric Surgeons:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Pediatric Surgeons:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
820 10.1 % $ 139.57 $ 290,310 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Pediatric Surgeons:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 48.04 $ 82.81 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 99,910 $ 172,240 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Pediatric Surgeons:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Pediatric Surgeons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 410 0.01 $ 127.25 $ 264,680
Offices of Physicians 330 0.01 $ 145.47 $ 302,580
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $ 170.28 $ 354,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Pediatric Surgeons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $ 170.28 $ 354,180
Offices of Physicians 330 0.01 $ 145.47 $ 302,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 410 0.01 $ 127.25 $ 264,680

Top paying industries for Pediatric Surgeons:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $ 170.28 $ 354,180
Offices of Physicians 330 0.01 $ 145.47 $ 302,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 410 0.01 $ 127.25 $ 264,680


Geographic profile for Pediatric Surgeons:

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



Map of employment of pediatric surgeons by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Pediatric Surgeons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 170 0.02 3.33 $ 137.72 $ 286,460
Texas 140 0.01 1.99 $ 112.01 $ 232,980
Minnesota 70 0.02 4.25 $ 162.86 $ 338,760
Tennessee 30 0.01 1.79 $ 122.30 $ 254,380


Map of location quotient of pediatric surgeons by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatric Surgeons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 70 0.02 4.25 $ 162.86 $ 338,760
New York 170 0.02 3.33 $ 137.72 $ 286,460
Texas 140 0.01 1.99 $ 112.01 $ 232,980
Tennessee 30 0.01 1.79 $ 122.30 $ 254,380


Map of annual mean wages of pediatric surgeons by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Pediatric Surgeons:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Carolina (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Minnesota 70 0.02 4.25 $ 162.86 $ 338,760
New York 170 0.02 3.33 $ 137.72 $ 286,460
Tennessee 30 0.01 1.79 $ 122.30 $ 254,380
Texas 140 0.01 1.99 $ 112.01 $ 232,980



Map of employment of pediatric surgeons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Pediatric Surgeons:

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 150 0.02 3.00 $ 142.14 $ 295,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 4.83 (5) (5)


Map of location quotient of pediatric surgeons by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Pediatric Surgeons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 4.83 (5) (5)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 3.00 $ 142.14 $ 295,660


Map of annual mean wages of pediatric surgeons by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Pediatric Surgeons:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50 0.03 4.83 (5) (5)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 150 0.02 3.00 $ 142.14 $ 295,660


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.

(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