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

29-1249 Surgeons, All Other

All surgeons not listed separately. Excludes “Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons” (29-1022).


National estimates for Surgeons, All Other
Industry profile for Surgeons, All Other
Geographic profile for Surgeons, All Other

National estimates for Surgeons, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Surgeons, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,590 5.2 % $ 143.17 $ 297,800 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Surgeons, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 37.80 $ 62.05 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 78,610 $ 129,070 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Surgeons, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Surgeons, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 19,710 0.73 $ 156.91 $ 326,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,500 0.13 $ 123.11 $ 256,060
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.09 $ 130.30 $ 271,020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 590 0.02 $ 33.13 $ 68,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.04 $ 43.61 $ 90,700

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Surgeons, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 19,710 0.73 $ 156.91 $ 326,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,500 0.13 $ 123.11 $ 256,060
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.09 $ 130.30 $ 271,020
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 240 0.09 $ 116.34 $ 241,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.04 $ 43.61 $ 90,700

Top paying industries for Surgeons, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) (5) (5)
Offices of Physicians 19,710 0.73 $ 156.91 $ 326,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $ 141.09 $ 293,470
Outpatient Care Centers 840 0.09 $ 130.30 $ 271,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 7,500 0.13 $ 123.11 $ 256,060


Geographic profile for Surgeons, All Other:

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



Map of employment of surgeons, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Surgeons, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 4,210 0.49 2.31 $ 119.93 $ 249,450
Florida 2,820 0.33 1.56 (8) (8)
California 2,480 0.15 0.71 $ 169.03 $ 351,580
Texas 2,150 0.18 0.84 $ 134.42 $ 279,600
Michigan 1,350 0.33 1.58 $ 144.33 $ 300,200


Map of location quotient of surgeons, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Surgeons, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 780 1.19 5.65 $ 157.84 $ 328,310
Utah 940 0.61 2.88 $ 145.84 $ 303,360
New Hampshire 350 0.56 2.65 (5) (5)
New York 4,210 0.49 2.31 $ 119.93 $ 249,450
Nebraska 370 0.39 1.83 $ 154.12 $ 320,570


Map of annual mean wages of surgeons, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Surgeons, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 770 0.14 0.65 (5) (5)
Maine 120 0.19 0.93 (5) (5)
Minnesota 940 0.34 1.64 (5) (5)
New Hampshire 350 0.56 2.65 (5) (5)
New Jersey 750 0.20 0.93 (5) (5)



Map of employment of surgeons, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Surgeons, All Other:

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 3,960 0.46 2.17 $ 128.39 $ 267,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 960 0.37 1.77 $ 171.23 $ 356,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 740 0.26 1.22 $ 123.50 $ 256,870
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 740 0.41 1.96 (5) (5)
Salt Lake City, UT 600 0.81 3.86 $ 158.20 $ 329,050
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.13 0.60 (5) (5)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 460 0.18 0.85 $ 158.56 $ 329,800
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 430 0.44 2.08 $ 134.53 $ 279,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 410 0.15 0.74 $ 151.92 $ 315,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.12 0.56 $ 112.99 $ 235,020


Map of location quotient of surgeons, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Surgeons, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Charleston, WV 190 1.87 8.89 $ 154.12 $ 320,560
Morgantown, WV 110 1.81 8.64 (5) (5)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 0.82 3.90 $ 155.47 $ 323,370
Salt Lake City, UT 600 0.81 3.86 $ 158.20 $ 329,050
Killeen-Temple, TX 100 0.70 3.34 (8) (8)
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.68 3.25 (5) (5)
Ann Arbor, MI 130 0.67 3.17 $ 45.70 $ 95,050
Evansville, IN-KY 90 0.60 2.87 (5) (5)
Flint, MI 70 0.60 2.85 $ 166.23 $ 345,750
Macon, GA 50 0.55 2.61 (5) (5)


Map of annual mean wages of surgeons, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Surgeons, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Athens-Clarke County, GA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 30 0.12 0.59 (5) (5)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.50 2.40 (5) (5)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 170 0.14 0.67 (5) (5)
Cheyenne, WY 30 0.68 3.25 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 540 0.13 0.60 (5) (5)
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 740 0.41 1.96 (5) (5)
Duluth, MN-WI 40 0.30 1.42 (5) (5)
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 30 0.23 1.09 (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Surgeons, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.05 5.00 $ 138.50 $ 288,080
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.33 6.34 $ 162.82 $ 338,670
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.28 6.09 $ 116.44 $ 242,190
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 80 0.44 2.11 $ 166.87 $ 347,100
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.06 5.06 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Surgeons, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 1.33 6.34 $ 162.82 $ 338,670
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 90 1.28 6.09 $ 116.44 $ 242,190
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 80 1.06 5.06 (8) (8)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 190 1.05 5.00 $ 138.50 $ 288,080
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 0.77 3.66 (5) (5)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Surgeons, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 1.51 (5) (5)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 2.01 (5) (5)
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.44 2.08 (5) (5)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.25 1.21 (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