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

29-1248 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 29-1242 Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric; 29-1243 Pediatric Surgeons; and 29-1249 Surgeons, All Other; and the 2010 SOC occupation 29-1067 Surgeons.


National estimates for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
Industry profile for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
Geographic profile for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists

National estimates for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
37,900 3.9 % $ 120.99 $ 251,650 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 37.13 $ 90.47 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 77,240 $ 188,170 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 25,620 0.99 $ 129.00 $ 268,310
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,450 0.17 $ 105.43 $ 219,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 940 0.03 $ 71.23 $ 148,160
Outpatient Care Centers 630 0.07 $ 137.67 $ 286,360
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 600 0.22 $ 107.49 $ 223,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 25,620 0.99 $ 129.00 $ 268,310
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 600 0.22 $ 107.49 $ 223,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,450 0.17 $ 105.43 $ 219,280
Outpatient Care Centers 630 0.07 $ 137.67 $ 286,360
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $ 64.13 $ 133,390

Top paying industries for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) (5) (5)
Outpatient Care Centers 630 0.07 $ 137.67 $ 286,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) $ 129.38 $ 269,120
Offices of Physicians 25,620 0.99 $ 129.00 $ 268,310
Management of Companies and Enterprises 90 (7) $ 128.88 $ 268,070


Geographic profile for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 4,790 0.29 1.07 $ 110.30 $ 229,430
Texas 3,290 0.27 1.00 $ 112.83 $ 234,680
New York 2,960 0.34 1.25 $ 102.48 $ 213,160
Florida 1,970 0.23 0.86 $ 117.71 $ 244,830
Massachusetts 1,860 0.56 2.04 $ 127.78 $ 265,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 900 1.38 5.07 $ 126.29 $ 262,690
New Mexico 600 0.77 2.82 $ 121.37 $ 252,460
New Hampshire 430 0.69 2.53 (5) (5)
South Dakota 270 0.66 2.41 $ 139.78 $ 290,730
Massachusetts 1,860 0.56 2.04 $ 127.78 $ 265,790




Top paying states for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.28 1.04 (5) (5)
Kansas 150 0.11 0.42 (5) (5)
Minnesota 750 0.28 1.02 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 430 0.69 2.53 (5) (5)
North Carolina 620 0.14 0.53 (5) (5)





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

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 2,970 0.34 1.23 $ 103.27 $ 214,810
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,380 0.41 1.50 $ 89.22 $ 185,580
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,660 0.64 2.34 $ 130.15 $ 270,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,120 0.38 1.39 $ 109.57 $ 227,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 900 0.43 1.57 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 860 0.20 0.72 $ 126.47 $ 263,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 810 0.27 0.98 $ 128.61 $ 267,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 780 0.40 1.46 $ 110.96 $ 230,810
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 720 0.20 0.74 $ 96.15 $ 199,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 690 0.27 1.01 $ 102.70 $ 213,610




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 270 2.65 9.71 $ 119.91 $ 249,410
Flint, MI 170 1.38 5.08 (5) (5)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 70 1.21 4.45 $ 121.87 $ 253,500
Evansville, IN-KY 160 1.11 4.07 (5) (5)
Killeen-Temple, TX 130 0.96 3.54 (5) (5)
Ann Arbor, MI 180 0.88 3.21 (8) (8)
Albuquerque, NM 320 0.86 3.16 $ 117.34 $ 244,070
Sioux Falls, SD 130 0.86 3.14 $ 135.63 $ 282,110
Muskegon, MI 40 0.80 2.92 $ 132.64 $ 275,890
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.78 2.85 (5) (5)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 100 0.08 0.30 (5) (5)
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.78 2.85 (5) (5)
Columbia, SC 80 0.20 0.74 (5) (5)
Dayton, OH 120 0.33 1.21 (5) (5)
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 70 0.38 1.38 (5) (5)
Dubuque, IA 30 0.61 2.24 (5) (5)
Evansville, IN-KY 160 1.11 4.07 (5) (5)
Flint, MI 170 1.38 5.08 (5) (5)
Fort Collins, CO 40 0.25 0.90 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.10 4.05 $ 118.03 $ 245,500
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.63 5.98 (5) (5)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.05 3.84 $ 140.26 $ 291,730
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.30 4.76 (5) (5)
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.07 3.94 $ 96.99 $ 201,740

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.63 5.98 (5) (5)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 130 1.30 4.76 (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 200 1.10 4.05 $ 118.03 $ 245,500
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 80 1.07 3.94 $ 96.99 $ 201,740
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 140 1.05 3.84 $ 140.26 $ 291,730

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.73 (5) (5)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 1.49 (5) (5)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.45 1.65 (5) (5)


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