Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
46,740 3.3 % $90.97 $189,210 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.59 $65.41 $88.06 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $67,780 $136,050 $183,170 (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 32,270 1.38 $97.76 $203,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,510 0.18 $73.00 $151,850
Outpatient Care Centers 2,050 0.33 $94.32 $196,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,340 0.05 $57.64 $119,890
Home Health Care Services 420 0.04 $77.73 $161,680

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 32,270 1.38 $97.76 $203,340
Outpatient Care Centers 2,050 0.33 $94.32 $196,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,510 0.18 $73.00 $151,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 120 0.05 $99.86 $207,710
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.05 $87.36 $181,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 50 (7) $101.52 $211,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 120 0.05 $99.86 $207,710
Offices of Physicians 32,270 1.38 $97.76 $203,340
Outpatient Care Centers 2,050 0.33 $94.32 $196,190
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 110 0.05 $87.36 $181,700


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 7,260 0.52 1.42 $92.58 $192,560
Michigan 3,490 0.91 2.50 $59.09 $122,900
Massachusetts 2,920 0.92 2.54 $99.26 $206,470
New York 2,650 0.31 0.86 $73.27 $152,390
Texas 2,640 0.26 0.70 $99.40 $206,740




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 2,920 0.92 2.54 $99.26 $206,470
Michigan 3,490 0.91 2.50 $59.09 $122,900
Vermont 190 0.67 1.83 $76.97 $160,100
Delaware 260 0.65 1.78 $99.98 $207,960
Connecticut 1,040 0.64 1.77 $81.51 $169,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 140 0.37 1.00 $117.27 $243,930
Montana (8) (8) (8) $113.34 $235,750
Hawaii 360 0.62 1.71 $111.67 $232,270
Utah (8) (8) (8) $111.30 $231,500
Arkansas 150 0.14 0.37 $111.13 $231,160





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,500 0.49 1.36 $74.47 $154,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,050 0.54 1.47 $93.12 $193,690
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,420 0.85 2.33 $99.93 $207,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,390 0.39 1.06 $96.45 $200,610
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.15 3.17 $101.67 $211,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 990 0.44 1.22 $92.73 $192,880
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 880 0.34 0.95 $98.23 $204,320
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 870 0.99 2.72 $69.01 $143,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.37 1.01 $93.95 $195,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 760 0.42 1.15 $51.37 $106,850




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)
Flint, MI 390 3.05 8.38 $33.37 $69,410
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 300 2.34 6.43 $26.88 $55,900
Springfield, IL 240 2.28 6.26 $105.28 $218,980
Pittsfield, MA 60 1.85 5.08 $105.55 $219,550
Springfield, MA-CT 510 1.79 4.91 $90.87 $189,020
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 130 1.54 4.23 $91.72 $190,780
Rochester, MN 150 1.53 4.21 $118.00 $245,440
Macon, GA 120 1.33 3.65 $113.49 $236,070
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.15 3.17 $101.67 $211,480
Athens-Clarke County, GA 90 1.15 3.14 $80.48 $167,410




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)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 40 0.81 2.22 (5) (5)
Springfield, MO 40 0.22 0.60 (5) (5)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 0.29 0.79 (5) (5)
Greenville, NC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Amarillo, TX 40 0.33 0.91 (5) (5)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) $120.85 $251,360
Erie, PA (8) (8) (8) $120.46 $250,550
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX (8) (8) (8) $120.40 $250,430
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 140 0.63 1.73 $120.36 $250,340

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 410 1.49 4.09 $70.99 $147,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.79 $90.30 $187,820
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 90 0.40 1.10 $106.65 $221,830
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 2.09 $85.60 $178,040
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 0.73 $118.10 $245,640

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 410 1.49 4.09 $70.99 $147,650
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.76 2.09 $85.60 $178,040
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 120 0.65 1.79 $90.30 $187,820
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.56 1.53 $116.84 $243,030
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.45 $93.88 $195,280

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)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.02 (5) (5)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $120.34 $250,300
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $118.13 $245,710
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 0.73 $118.10 $245,640


About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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