Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
30,890 3.8 % $81.98 $170,530 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $41.92 $60.50 $75.78 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $87,190 $125,850 $157,610 (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 23,210 0.96 $85.14 $177,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,960 0.09 $74.14 $154,200
Outpatient Care Centers 1,080 0.16 $82.06 $170,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,070 0.04 $49.37 $102,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.09 $88.66 $184,410

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 23,210 0.96 $85.14 $177,080
Outpatient Care Centers 1,080 0.16 $82.06 $170,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.09 $88.66 $184,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 4,960 0.09 $74.14 $154,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 1,070 0.04 $49.37 $102,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Employment Services 70 (7) $92.05 $191,470
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 220 0.09 $88.66 $184,410
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 60 0.02 $85.50 $177,830
Offices of Physicians 23,210 0.96 $85.14 $177,080
Outpatient Care Centers 1,080 0.16 $82.06 $170,690


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 4,720 0.32 1.38 $82.49 $171,570
Texas 3,550 0.33 1.40 $85.08 $176,970
Massachusetts 2,380 0.73 3.14 $89.48 $186,120
New York 2,380 0.28 1.18 $84.57 $175,900
Ohio 1,960 0.38 1.64 $63.15 $131,360




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 2,380 0.73 3.14 $89.48 $186,120
Vermont 160 0.53 2.27 $65.45 $136,130
Delaware 200 0.49 2.10 $75.40 $156,820
Rhode Island 170 0.38 1.63 $90.17 $187,540
Ohio 1,960 0.38 1.64 $63.15 $131,360




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Mississippi 200 0.18 0.78 $105.69 $219,830
Oklahoma 140 0.09 0.39 $104.43 $217,220
South Dakota 40 0.11 0.48 $100.33 $208,690
Montana 120 0.27 1.16 $99.43 $206,820
Wisconsin 210 0.08 0.34 $96.38 $200,480





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 1,600 0.31 1.31 $81.02 $168,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,510 0.87 3.72 $89.35 $185,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.28 1.22 $87.97 $182,990
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 970 0.45 1.93 $78.27 $162,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 940 0.34 1.46 $91.01 $189,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 640 0.27 1.16 $64.81 $134,810
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 580 0.58 2.48 $50.35 $104,730
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 570 0.25 1.07 $81.87 $170,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 550 0.43 1.83 $77.18 $160,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 460 0.12 0.54 $62.41 $129,810




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)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 210 2.09 8.96 $96.42 $200,560
Springfield, IL 120 1.20 5.14 $70.54 $146,720
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 120 0.90 3.87 $86.89 $180,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,510 0.87 3.72 $89.35 $185,860
Barnstable Town, MA 80 0.81 3.47 $98.60 $205,080
Springfield, MA-CT 210 0.71 3.05 $73.67 $153,240
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 80 0.71 3.05 $59.67 $124,110
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 60 0.68 2.93 $76.76 $159,650
Fayetteville, NC 80 0.67 2.89 $104.84 $218,060
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 430 0.61 2.61 $90.41 $188,040




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 0.49 $120.66 $250,980
Syracuse, NY (8) (8) (8) $119.25 $248,040
Jackson, MS 120 0.49 2.10 $119.00 $247,510
Salem, OR 30 0.23 0.97 $115.99 $241,260
Provo-Orem, UT (8) (8) (8) $114.75 $238,670
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.33 1.41 $114.35 $237,860
Oklahoma City, OK 90 0.15 0.63 $113.42 $235,920
Chico, CA (8) (8) (8) $111.88 $232,720
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 190 0.22 0.95 $110.59 $230,030
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 40 0.22 0.96 $107.21 $223,010

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 60 0.22 0.94 $77.98 $162,190
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.55 $97.75 $203,320
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.00 $72.25 $150,280
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.82 $80.52 $167,470
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.15 $63.74 $132,580

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 0.44 1.88 $95.18 $197,970
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.00 $72.25 $150,280
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 1.55 $97.75 $203,320
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 1.15 $63.74 $132,580
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 0.94 $77.98 $162,190

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)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $110.91 $230,700
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $110.21 $229,240
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $107.03 $222,620
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $102.27 $212,720
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $98.28 $204,420


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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