Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-1063 Internists, General

Physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults who have a wide range of problems associated with the internal organs. Subspecialists, such as cardiologists and gastroenterologists, are included in "Physicians and Surgeons, All Other" (29-1069).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
50,070 3.6 % $91.10 $189,480 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $42.10 $65.88 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $87,570 $137,030 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 35,840 1.55 $95.97 $199,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,280 0.16 $76.84 $159,840
Outpatient Care Centers 2,530 0.43 $93.96 $195,440
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,710 0.06 $59.88 $124,560
Home Health Care Services 390 0.04 $74.47 $154,890

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 35,840 1.55 $95.97 $199,620
Outpatient Care Centers 2,530 0.43 $93.96 $195,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,280 0.16 $76.84 $159,840
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 150 0.06 $78.36 $162,990
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.06 $102.84 $213,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (8) (8) $109.25 $227,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.06 $102.84 $213,900
Offices of Physicians 35,840 1.55 $95.97 $199,620
Scientific Research and Development Services 50 0.01 $95.01 $197,620
Outpatient Care Centers 2,530 0.43 $93.96 $195,440


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,820 0.63 1.60 $89.21 $185,560
Massachusetts 2,790 0.90 2.27 $96.18 $200,050
New York 2,770 0.33 0.84 $70.35 $146,330
Michigan 2,500 0.66 1.69 $63.28 $131,630
New Jersey 2,430 0.64 1.64 $85.28 $177,380




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,790 0.90 2.27 $96.18 $200,050
Michigan 2,500 0.66 1.69 $63.28 $131,630
Connecticut 1,040 0.65 1.66 $94.01 $195,540
Vermont 190 0.65 1.65 $70.33 $146,280
New Jersey 2,430 0.64 1.64 $85.28 $177,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Dakota 160 0.41 1.05 $113.28 $235,620
District of Columbia 160 0.25 0.64 $110.96 $230,800
Florida 1,950 0.27 0.70 $109.37 $227,490
New Mexico 340 0.44 1.10 $107.67 $223,960

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,760 0.72 1.83 $85.75 $178,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,380 0.48 1.21 $70.79 $147,240
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,480 0.42 1.06 $96.52 $200,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.88 2.22 $97.50 $202,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,260 0.57 1.45 $97.74 $203,300
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.31 3.33 $97.84 $203,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.59 1.49 $52.29 $108,760
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 920 0.55 1.39 $89.70 $186,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 920 0.97 2.45 $111.21 $231,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 890 0.36 0.90 $95.82 $199,310




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, IL 280 2.66 6.74 $98.03 $203,890
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 290 2.24 5.67 $27.80 $57,830
Pittsfield, MA 70 1.98 5.03 $105.32 $219,060
Springfield, MA-CT 370 1.32 3.35 $77.52 $161,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 1.31 3.33 $97.84 $203,500
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 100 1.20 3.04 $89.84 $186,860
Fresno, CA 370 1.18 3.00 $92.01 $191,370
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.17 2.97 $59.77 $124,320
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 90 1.17 2.97 $110.02 $228,830
New Haven, CT 270 1.03 2.61 $87.99 $183,030




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Springfield, MO 40 0.20 0.51 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 90 0.70 1.77 (5) (5)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Pittsburgh, PA 310 0.28 0.72 (5) (5)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 150 0.25 0.63 (5) (5)
Mansfield, OH (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Macon, GA 80 0.87 2.21 (5) (5)
Greenville, NC 60 0.83 2.10 (5) (5)
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 1.78 $85.21 $177,230
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 0.77 $116.69 $242,720
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.37 $79.42 $165,200
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.63 $83.64 $173,980
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.29 0.73 $107.48 $223,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 80 0.93 2.37 $79.42 $165,200
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 1.78 $85.21 $177,230
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.63 $83.64 $173,980
Hammond nonmetropolitan area 30 0.61 1.54 $95.12 $197,860
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.43 1.09 $86.25 $179,390

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 0.75 $116.81 $242,960
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 0.77 $116.69 $242,720
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $116.40 $242,120


About May 2010 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 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 wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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