Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

29-1062 Family and General Practitioners

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
111,160 3.4 % $67.24 $139,860 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.45 $46.85 $66.19 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $50,860 $97,450 $137,670 (5) (5)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of physicians 72,450 $73.44 $152,760
General medical and surgical hospitals 17,360 $61.07 $127,030
Colleges and universities 6,690 $33.92 $70,560
Outpatient care centers 4,900 $70.07 $145,740
Local government (OES designation) 3,700 $42.17 $87,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Offices of physicians 72,450 $73.44 $152,760
Offices of dentists (7) $70.99 $147,670
Management and technical consulting services 50 $70.11 $145,830
Outpatient care centers 4,900 $70.07 $145,740
Other ambulatory health care services 310 $68.31 $142,080

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
District of Columbia 2,760 $34.32 $71,400 0.464%
New Mexico 1,620 $61.69 $128,320 0.217%
Pennsylvania 8,760 $65.57 $136,380 0.159%
Florida 10,790 $75.31 $156,640 0.150%
Delaware 580 $53.69 $111,680 0.144%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nevada (7) $92.93 $193,290 (7)
Rhode Island (7) $87.83 $182,700 (7)
Louisiana 1,250 $81.30 $169,100 0.067%
Maryland 2,240 $80.48 $167,410 0.091%
Massachusetts 1,850 $80.32 $167,070 0.059%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Miami, FL PMSA 4,530 $76.15 $158,400 0.462%
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 600 $96.14 $199,960 0.313%
Parkersburg-Marietta, WV-OH MSA 190 $73.42 $152,720 0.292%
Albuquerque, NM MSA 980 $63.52 $132,110 0.282%
Asheville, NC MSA 300 $77.06 $160,290 0.277%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Anniston, AL MSA 30 (5) (5) 0.065%
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA (7) $96.37 $200,450 (7)
Fort Myers-Cape Coral, FL MSA 600 $96.14 $199,960 0.313%
Panama City, FL MSA 100 $96.09 $199,870 0.161%
Alexandria, LA MSA (7) $95.94 $199,560 (7)

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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 mean 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 percentile wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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