Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
45,210 3.3 % $92.08 $191,520 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $32.11 $66.02 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $66,790 $137,310 (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 31,020 1.31 $99.32 $206,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,690 0.18 $75.79 $157,630
Outpatient Care Centers 1,780 0.28 $92.40 $192,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,320 0.05 $47.44 $98,680
Home Health Care Services 430 0.04 $82.69 $171,990

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 31,020 1.31 $99.32 $206,590
Outpatient Care Centers 1,780 0.28 $92.40 $192,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 9,690 0.18 $75.79 $157,630
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 120 0.05 $89.64 $186,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,320 0.05 $47.44 $98,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 100 0.04 $101.18 $210,450
Offices of Physicians 31,020 1.31 $99.32 $206,590
Outpatient Care Centers 1,780 0.28 $92.40 $192,200
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 120 0.05 $89.64 $186,460
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 160 0.02 $87.20 $181,370


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 6,150 0.43 1.24 $96.70 $201,140
Michigan 4,420 1.13 3.25 $62.02 $129,010
Florida 3,430 0.47 1.36 $104.76 $217,900
New York 2,880 0.34 0.97 $71.25 $148,200
Texas 2,750 0.26 0.75 $93.91 $195,340




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)
Michigan 4,420 1.13 3.25 $62.02 $129,010
Massachusetts 2,510 0.78 2.26 $94.52 $196,610
Connecticut 1,210 0.75 2.16 $82.04 $170,630
Vermont 160 0.53 1.52 $74.70 $155,370
Hawaii 280 0.48 1.38 $109.25 $227,250




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 180 0.45 1.30 $119.94 $249,480
Alaska 40 0.13 0.39 $115.25 $239,720
Montana (8) (8) (8) $113.99 $237,100
Kansas 160 0.12 0.35 $113.60 $236,290
District of Columbia 180 0.28 0.80 $112.66 $234,340





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 0.48 1.40 $76.84 $159,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.36 1.04 $98.37 $204,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,310 0.76 2.20 $92.35 $192,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.33 0.95 $96.38 $200,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.39 1.11 $94.23 $195,990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 870 0.89 2.57 $102.46 $213,110
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 860 0.80 2.30 $69.93 $145,460
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.72 2.08 $101.62 $211,370
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 700 0.62 1.79 $116.23 $241,760
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 690 1.00 2.87 $72.13 $150,020




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 430 3.40 9.80 $39.66 $82,490
Springfield, IL 290 2.67 7.69 $88.67 $184,420
Springfield, MA-CT 470 1.65 4.74 $91.37 $190,060
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 630 1.64 4.72 $53.66 $111,600
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 110 1.23 3.55 $96.53 $200,780
Danbury, CT 80 1.18 3.41 $101.53 $211,180
Rocky Mount, NC 70 1.17 3.38 $104.34 $217,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 620 1.13 3.24 $79.64 $165,640
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 230 1.13 3.27 $114.70 $238,580
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 690 1.00 2.87 $72.13 $150,020




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)
Wilmington, NC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Wichita, KS 30 0.12 0.34 (5) (5)
Tallahassee, FL 50 0.30 0.88 (5) (5)
Springfield, MO 60 0.31 0.88 (5) (5)
Pueblo, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 40 0.27 0.79 (5) (5)
Fayetteville, NC 100 0.82 2.36 (5) (5)
Asheville, NC 40 0.26 0.75 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.73 2.11 $121.40 $252,510
Amarillo, TX 40 0.33 0.96 $120.09 $249,780

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 400 1.40 4.03 $71.22 $148,140
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 2.08 $91.07 $189,430
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.22 $89.11 $185,350
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 1.07 $101.21 $210,510
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.42 1.22 $74.90 $155,790

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 400 1.40 4.03 $71.22 $148,140
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.81 2.32 $100.53 $209,090
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.72 2.08 $91.07 $189,430
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 70 0.64 1.83 $106.43 $221,380
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.52 1.49 $102.94 $214,110

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $121.17 $252,040
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 1.21 $120.62 $250,880
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $119.89 $249,370
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $119.28 $248,090
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 0.80 $116.92 $243,190


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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