Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
48,920 3.2 % $94.48 $196,520 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.06 $56.42 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $62,520 $117,350 (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 33,100 1.32 $102.02 $212,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,140 0.21 $72.03 $149,830
Outpatient Care Centers 2,370 0.32 $100.32 $208,670
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,150 0.04 $77.87 $161,970
Home Health Care Services 220 0.02 $102.02 $212,190

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 33,100 1.32 $102.02 $212,200
Outpatient Care Centers 2,370 0.32 $100.32 $208,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,140 0.21 $72.03 $149,830
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 $102.85 $213,930
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $103.89 $216,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $127.82 $265,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 40 0.01 $108.90 $226,520
Employment Services 30 (7) $106.92 $222,390
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130 0.05 $103.89 $216,090
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 140 0.06 $102.85 $213,930


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)
Texas 6,750 0.58 1.65 $84.61 $175,980
California 5,150 0.33 0.94 $95.77 $199,200
Michigan 4,860 1.17 3.30 $68.79 $143,080
Massachusetts 3,030 0.89 2.52 $110.79 $230,440
Florida 2,940 0.37 1.05 $98.78 $205,460




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)
District of Columbia 1,300 1.92 5.41 $56.05 $116,590
Michigan 4,860 1.17 3.30 $68.79 $143,080
Massachusetts 3,030 0.89 2.52 $110.79 $230,440
Vermont 250 0.82 2.32 $85.73 $178,320
Texas 6,750 0.58 1.65 $84.61 $175,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arkansas 320 0.27 0.77 $127.58 $265,360
Georgia 1,440 0.35 0.99 $125.18 $260,370
South Dakota 160 0.38 1.07 $123.68 $257,260
Indiana 860 0.29 0.82 $121.30 $252,310
Alabama 470 0.25 0.71 $120.36 $250,340





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.44 4.07 $72.19 $150,160
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,240 0.35 0.97 $97.62 $203,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,900 0.79 2.22 $71.81 $149,360
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.47 1.31 $83.00 $172,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,290 0.31 0.88 $82.36 $171,310
Ann Arbor, MI 1,220 5.82 16.41 $44.19 $91,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,110 0.45 1.26 $129.01 $268,350
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.60 1.69 $112.54 $234,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.90 2.53 $90.64 $188,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 890 0.30 0.86 $76.11 $158,320




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)
Ann Arbor, MI 1,220 5.82 16.41 $44.19 $91,920
Flint, MI 500 3.75 10.59 $46.45 $96,620
Springfield, IL 210 1.98 5.58 $62.90 $130,840
Springfield, MA-CT 470 1.51 4.26 $110.13 $229,060
Saginaw, MI 120 1.49 4.21 $28.42 $59,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,370 1.44 4.07 $72.19 $150,160
Monroe, MI 60 1.43 4.03 $108.45 $225,570
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 130 1.09 3.06 (8) (8)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 170 0.98 2.75 $122.58 $254,970
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 140 0.96 2.72 $100.98 $210,050




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)
Tallahassee, FL 90 0.54 1.52 (5) (5)
Stockton-Lodi, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Modesto, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fresno, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 50 0.23 0.66 (5) (5)
Tyler, TX (8) (8) (8) $132.97 $276,580
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 70 0.12 0.33 $132.08 $274,720

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)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.89 2.50 $105.13 $218,660
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 1.86 5.25 (8) (8)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 0.92 (5) (5)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.00 $125.78 $261,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 1.01 $111.46 $231,840

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)
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 1.86 5.25 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 0.89 2.50 $105.13 $218,660
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 1.88 $131.51 $273,540
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 1.28 $100.41 $208,850
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 1.05 $80.64 $167,730

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 0.92 (5) (5)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.50 (5) (5)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 0.61 (5) (5)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)


About May 2015 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 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 $187,200 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016