Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
31,010 3.9 % $84.33 $175,400 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $44.77 $62.52 $78.53 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $93,120 $130,050 $163,350 (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 23,590 0.96 $86.14 $179,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,810 0.09 $79.50 $165,370
Outpatient Care Centers 1,280 0.18 $85.19 $177,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 $49.34 $102,630
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 330 0.13 $100.55 $209,140

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 23,590 0.96 $86.14 $179,170
Outpatient Care Centers 1,280 0.18 $85.19 $177,190
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 330 0.13 $100.55 $209,140
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,810 0.09 $79.50 $165,370
Other Residential Care Facilities 40 0.02 $48.08 $100,010

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 330 0.13 $100.55 $209,140
Employment Services 70 (7) $97.29 $202,370
Local Government (OES Designation) 30 (7) $91.01 $189,300
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30 (7) $87.75 $182,510
Offices of Physicians 23,590 0.96 $86.14 $179,170


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 4,700 0.31 1.35 $87.55 $182,100
Texas 3,080 0.27 1.19 $88.70 $184,490
New York 2,470 0.28 1.22 $81.92 $170,400
Massachusetts 2,160 0.65 2.83 $89.53 $186,210
Ohio 1,490 0.29 1.25 $73.92 $153,760




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)
Vermont 220 0.73 3.18 $68.03 $141,510
Massachusetts 2,160 0.65 2.83 $89.53 $186,210
Connecticut 560 0.34 1.47 $82.18 $170,930
New Jersey 1,280 0.33 1.45 $83.40 $173,480
Oregon 540 0.32 1.39 $89.06 $185,240




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 100 0.23 1.01 $113.79 $236,690
Utah 250 0.19 0.85 $113.66 $236,410
South Dakota 30 0.08 0.35 $109.23 $227,200
Mississippi 90 0.08 0.36 $107.89 $224,410
Nebraska 230 0.24 1.05 $99.75 $207,480





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 1,650 0.31 1.33 $82.38 $171,340
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.81 3.51 $88.49 $184,070
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.83 3.63 $88.21 $183,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,050 0.26 1.13 $90.85 $188,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 870 0.31 1.33 $87.37 $181,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 810 0.34 1.48 $64.31 $133,770
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 620 0.17 0.72 $61.70 $128,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 610 0.26 1.11 $82.15 $170,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 520 0.41 1.80 $72.93 $151,690
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 510 0.28 1.22 $69.07 $143,660




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)
Springfield, IL 120 1.07 4.67 $69.74 $145,070
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 100 0.94 4.10 $100.86 $209,790
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 120 0.93 4.04 $87.35 $181,700
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 110 0.90 3.92 (8) (8)
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,240 0.83 3.63 $88.21 $183,490
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,450 0.81 3.51 $88.49 $184,070
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.76 3.30 $96.62 $200,970
Morgantown, WV 50 0.71 3.08 $31.07 $64,620
Corpus Christi, TX 130 0.71 3.08 $88.39 $183,850
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.68 2.95 $79.97 $166,340




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)
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $122.81 $255,450
Jacksonville, FL (8) (8) (8) $121.81 $253,360
Jonesboro, AR (8) (8) (8) $121.53 $252,770
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) $120.16 $249,930
Jackson, MS (8) (8) (8) $116.41 $242,120
El Paso, TX 80 0.28 1.22 $114.97 $239,140
Eugene-Springfield, OR 40 0.27 1.16 $114.05 $237,230
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 30 0.29 1.27 $111.75 $232,440
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 200 0.22 0.97 $111.54 $232,000

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)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.29 $91.44 $190,190
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.06 $68.66 $142,820
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.15 $111.98 $232,910
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.43 $101.27 $210,650
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.17 $93.27 $194,000

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.17 $93.27 $194,000
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.49 2.15 $111.98 $232,910
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.47 2.06 $68.66 $142,820
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.43 $101.27 $210,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.29 $91.44 $190,190

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 60 0.49 2.15 $111.98 $232,910
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $103.08 $214,410
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.43 $101.27 $210,650
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.50 2.17 $93.27 $194,000
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.30 1.29 $91.44 $190,190


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015