Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

29-1065 Pediatricians, General

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.


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)
29,640 3.8 % $81.08 $168,650 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.27 $58.82 $76.04 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $85,850 $122,340 $158,170 (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 21,410 0.91 $83.60 $173,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,430 0.09 $74.23 $154,400
Outpatient Care Centers 1,490 0.24 $82.15 $170,880
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,110 0.04 $56.38 $117,270
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 620 0.09 $89.47 $186,090

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 21,410 0.91 $83.60 $173,900
Outpatient Care Centers 1,490 0.24 $82.15 $170,880
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 280 0.13 $73.66 $153,220
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,430 0.09 $74.23 $154,400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 620 0.09 $89.47 $186,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 620 0.09 $89.47 $186,090
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $87.35 $181,690
Offices of Physicians 21,410 0.91 $83.60 $173,900
Outpatient Care Centers 1,490 0.24 $82.15 $170,880
Local Government (OES Designation) 90 (7) $80.06 $166,520


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 5,250 0.37 1.62 $80.05 $166,500
Texas 2,770 0.27 1.16 $84.47 $175,700
New York 2,240 0.27 1.15 $82.00 $170,570
Massachusetts 1,960 0.62 2.69 $88.61 $184,300
Ohio 1,910 0.38 1.66 $70.23 $146,090




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 1,960 0.62 2.69 $88.61 $184,300
Delaware 230 0.58 2.50 $69.53 $144,610
Rhode Island 230 0.51 2.22 $84.44 $175,640
Vermont 130 0.44 1.90 $84.54 $175,850
Ohio 1,910 0.38 1.66 $70.23 $146,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 150 0.17 0.72 $104.46 $217,270
Montana (8) (8) (8) $103.87 $216,050
Oregon 280 0.18 0.76 $102.31 $212,800
South Dakota 60 0.14 0.61 $101.71 $211,550
Utah (8) (8) (8) $99.78 $207,540





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 1,830 0.36 1.57 $74.75 $155,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.29 1.27 $83.49 $173,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,030 0.61 2.66 $95.28 $198,180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.64 2.78 $98.48 $204,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 760 0.34 1.47 $76.05 $158,190
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 640 0.65 2.83 $60.63 $126,100
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 2.86 $83.93 $174,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 560 0.24 1.05 $63.33 $131,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.21 0.90 $78.83 $163,970
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 520 0.38 1.65 $80.15 $166,710




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)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 150 1.19 5.14 $89.40 $185,950
Albany, GA 60 1.09 4.70 (8) (8)
Springfield, IL 100 0.98 4.22 $104.95 $218,290
Springfield, MA-CT 280 0.97 4.18 $69.00 $143,520
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.90 3.88 $72.89 $151,610
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 90 0.79 3.43 $88.96 $185,030
Asheville, NC 130 0.78 3.38 $84.08 $174,890
Jackson, MS 180 0.74 3.20 $93.02 $193,490
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.66 2.86 $83.93 $174,580
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 640 0.65 2.83 $60.63 $126,100




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)
Salem, OR 40 0.31 1.36 $117.68 $244,760
Toledo, OH (8) (8) (8) $116.05 $241,390
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.13 0.55 $108.14 $224,940
Columbia, SC 40 0.11 0.48 $108.01 $224,660
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $107.92 $224,470
Wichita, KS 50 0.18 0.78 $105.59 $219,630
Springfield, IL 100 0.98 4.22 $104.95 $218,290
Florence, SC 40 0.52 2.23 $104.27 $216,880
El Paso, TX (8) (8) (8) $101.95 $212,060
Richmond, VA 70 0.12 0.54 $101.53 $211,180

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.56 $104.64 $217,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.62 $97.17 $202,110
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.92 $79.42 $165,190
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.51 $66.58 $138,500

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)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.92 $79.42 $165,190
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.62 $97.17 $202,110
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.56 $104.64 $217,650
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.12 0.51 $66.58 $138,500

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)
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $121.49 $252,690
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $111.48 $231,880
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.56 $104.64 $217,650
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $101.49 $211,100
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.62 $97.17 $202,110


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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