Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
46,410 2.9 % $90.60 $188,440 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.26 $62.32 $89.83 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $60,870 $129,630 $186,850 (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 30,810 1.27 $99.35 $206,660
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,900 0.23 $71.10 $147,890
Outpatient Care Centers 1,700 0.25 $92.66 $192,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 810 0.03 $40.18 $83,580
Home Health Care Services 250 0.02 $95.08 $197,770

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 30,810 1.27 $99.35 $206,660
Outpatient Care Centers 1,700 0.25 $92.66 $192,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,900 0.23 $71.10 $147,890
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 $101.77 $211,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 80 0.03 $92.91 $193,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 40 (7) $103.49 $215,260
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 $101.77 $211,670
Offices of Physicians 30,810 1.27 $99.35 $206,660
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.01 $98.12 $204,090
Home Health Care Services 250 0.02 $95.08 $197,770


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 5,790 0.39 1.12 $94.74 $197,060
Michigan 5,550 1.39 3.96 $58.01 $120,660
Texas 3,880 0.36 1.02 $97.25 $202,280
Florida 3,530 0.47 1.35 $98.58 $205,050
Massachusetts 3,080 0.94 2.70 $99.59 $207,140




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 5,550 1.39 3.96 $58.01 $120,660
Massachusetts 3,080 0.94 2.70 $99.59 $207,140
Connecticut 1,060 0.65 1.85 $85.15 $177,100
Hawaii 300 0.49 1.40 $111.32 $231,550
Vermont 140 0.47 1.36 $70.79 $147,230




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 150 0.37 1.06 $120.19 $250,000
North Dakota 40 0.11 0.30 $115.49 $240,230
Montana 90 0.21 0.61 $114.73 $238,640
Missouri 330 0.13 0.36 $114.66 $238,500
Kansas 140 0.11 0.30 $114.51 $238,190





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 2,200 0.42 1.20 $80.33 $167,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.43 1.24 $78.25 $162,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,420 0.66 1.89 $94.24 $196,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.35 0.99 $88.31 $183,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,140 0.41 1.18 $84.76 $176,300
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,070 0.61 1.75 $98.46 $204,800
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 980 0.88 2.52 $72.76 $151,340
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 820 0.71 2.03 $104.44 $217,230
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 790 0.79 2.27 $71.31 $148,330
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 760 0.76 2.16 $104.03 $216,380




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 440 3.36 9.61 $40.04 $83,280
Springfield, IL 290 2.81 8.03 $64.22 $133,570
Johnson City, TN 180 2.40 6.86 (8) (8)
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 350 1.77 5.05 $61.16 $127,220
Springfield, MA-CT 490 1.68 4.80 $93.75 $195,000
Barnstable Town, MA 130 1.33 3.80 $110.69 $230,240
Naples-Marco Island, FL 150 1.23 3.52 $57.49 $119,580
Rocky Mount, NC 60 1.14 3.26 $102.79 $213,810
Sumter, SC 40 1.10 3.15 $115.64 $240,540
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 430 1.07 3.07 $43.94 $91,380




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 50 0.38 1.09 (5) (5)
Wichita, KS 30 0.12 0.33 (5) (5)
Tallahassee, FL 70 0.42 1.20 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.69 1.97 (5) (5)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 30 0.14 0.39 (5) (5)
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Pueblo, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 50 0.33 0.95 (5) (5)
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 30 0.76 2.17 (5) (5)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 100 0.44 1.25 (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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.72 2.05 $70.45 $146,530
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 2.83 $72.36 $150,510
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 2.38 $102.00 $212,170
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 1.35 $75.88 $157,840
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.45 1.27 $115.01 $239,210

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)
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 1.08 3.08 $99.71 $207,400
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.99 2.83 $72.36 $150,510
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 90 0.83 2.38 $102.00 $212,170
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 210 0.72 2.05 $70.45 $146,530
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 1.43 $98.06 $203,970

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 Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 0.47 (5) (5)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.46 1.33 (5) (5)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 60 0.29 0.83 $121.16 $252,020
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.30 0.85 $119.64 $248,850


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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