Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

29-1067 Surgeons

Physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation. Excludes "Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons" (29-1022).


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)
41,070 3.1 % $115.60 $240,440 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $62.84 (5) (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $130,710 (5) (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 31,550 1.28 $119.18 $247,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,520 0.12 $106.16 $220,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 940 0.03 $64.89 $134,970
Outpatient Care Centers 850 0.12 $116.73 $242,800
State Government (OES Designation) 360 0.02 (5) (5)

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 31,550 1.28 $119.18 $247,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,520 0.12 $106.16 $220,810
Outpatient Care Centers 850 0.12 $116.73 $242,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 150 0.06 $112.83 $234,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 320 0.04 $101.83 $211,810

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 360 0.02 (5) (5)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 60 0.03 (5) (5)
Offices of Physicians 31,550 1.28 $119.18 $247,900
Outpatient Care Centers 850 0.12 $116.73 $242,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 40 0.01 $114.45 $238,060


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 4,900 0.32 1.07 $111.12 $231,120
Texas 2,950 0.26 0.86 $108.91 $226,540
New York 2,380 0.27 0.89 $105.22 $218,860
Florida 2,250 0.29 0.96 $119.88 $249,350
Pennsylvania 2,090 0.37 1.22 $113.22 $235,500



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 540 0.80 2.63 $91.40 $190,110
South Dakota 280 0.67 2.21 (5) (5)
Massachusetts 1,870 0.56 1.85 $123.78 $257,460
Vermont 160 0.54 1.76 $92.05 $191,470
Connecticut 820 0.50 1.63 $99.35 $206,650



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 60 0.21 0.68 (5) (5)
West Virginia 80 0.11 0.37 (5) (5)
South Dakota 280 0.67 2.21 (5) (5)
Oregon 630 0.37 1.22 (5) (5)
North Dakota 110 0.25 0.82 (5) (5)




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 1,310 0.24 0.80 $104.98 $218,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.30 1.00 $119.27 $248,090
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.48 1.58 $107.42 $223,440
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,050 0.58 1.92 $123.81 $257,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,030 0.56 1.85 (5) (5)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 920 0.39 1.28 $103.94 $216,190
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 860 0.46 1.52 (5) (5)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 790 0.63 2.06 $111.95 $232,850
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 780 0.21 0.69 $121.53 $252,780
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 650 0.27 0.90 $119.43 $248,420



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)
Pittsfield, MA 70 2.05 6.73 (5) (5)
Springfield, IL 150 1.42 4.66 $92.52 $192,450
Wausau, WI 90 1.29 4.23 (5) (5)
Napa, CA 80 1.26 4.13 $113.14 $235,330
Sioux Falls, SD 160 1.13 3.72 (5) (5)
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 70 1.07 3.53 $114.79 $238,760
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 330 1.07 3.53 $86.81 $180,570
Lima, OH 50 0.98 3.22 $115.77 $240,800
Colorado Springs, CO 240 0.95 3.12 $113.24 $235,530
Bowling Green, KY 60 0.94 3.08 (5) (5)



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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 30 0.53 1.74 (5) (5)
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 110 0.53 1.76 (5) (5)
Pittsfield, MA 70 2.05 6.73 (5) (5)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.81 2.68 (5) (5)
Winston-Salem, NC 80 0.39 1.28 (5) (5)
Winchester, VA-WV 30 0.60 1.98 (5) (5)
Wilmington, NC 70 0.48 1.58 (5) (5)
Wausau, WI 90 1.29 4.23 (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ 90 0.26 0.85 (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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 0.78 2.57 (5) (5)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 150 0.49 1.60 (5) (5)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 70 0.44 1.46 $115.65 $240,550
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.89 $119.59 $248,740
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 0.74 $94.13 $195,800

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 180 0.78 2.57 (5) (5)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.69 2.28 $112.99 $235,020
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 60 0.57 1.89 $119.59 $248,740
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.55 1.80 $120.35 $250,320
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.75 (5) (5)

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.42 1.39 (5) (5)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 0.46 (5) (5)


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.

(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