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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

29-1216 General Internal Medicine Physicians

Diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults and adolescents, and are based primarily in an outpatient care setting. Excludes “Family Medicine Physicians” (29-1215) and “Pediatricians, General” (29-1221).


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)
44,610 3.7 % $96.85 $201,440 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $29.31 $51.56 $96.92 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $60,970 $107,250 $201,590 (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 25,710 0.97 $107.86 $224,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,410 0.22 $82.30 $171,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,800 0.09 $45.25 $94,120
Outpatient Care Centers 1,690 0.18 $117.28 $243,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.15 $91.14 $189,570

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 25,710 0.97 $107.86 $224,350
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 12,410 0.22 $82.30 $171,190
Outpatient Care Centers 1,690 0.18 $117.28 $243,940
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.15 $91.14 $189,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,800 0.09 $45.25 $94,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 110 0.01 $129.91 $270,220
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 100 0.04 $122.15 $254,060
Outpatient Care Centers 1,690 0.18 $117.28 $243,940
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 100 0.04 $110.67 $230,190
Offices of Physicians 25,710 0.97 $107.86 $224,350


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 4,520 0.36 1.20 $77.01 $160,180
California 3,410 0.20 0.65 $102.17 $212,510
Massachusetts 2,980 0.82 2.71 $112.00 $232,970
Illinois 2,390 0.40 1.31 $101.90 $211,950
Michigan 2,290 0.53 1.74 $82.31 $171,210




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 1,500 2.08 6.84 $79.36 $165,080
Massachusetts 2,980 0.82 2.71 $112.00 $232,970
South Dakota 220 0.53 1.73 $135.38 $281,590
Michigan 2,290 0.53 1.74 $82.31 $171,210
Hawaii 330 0.52 1.72 $113.35 $235,770




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 220 0.53 1.73 $135.38 $281,590
New Mexico 130 0.15 0.50 $134.91 $280,620
Wyoming 60 0.21 0.71 $131.52 $273,570
North Dakota 60 0.13 0.44 $128.15 $266,540
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $123.69 $257,270





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,560 0.81 2.65 $88.78 $184,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,440 0.87 2.87 $114.19 $237,520
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,700 0.36 1.19 $97.61 $203,030
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,540 0.42 1.39 $59.57 $123,900
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,030 0.52 1.71 $97.55 $202,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,020 0.52 1.70 $113.80 $236,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 920 0.30 0.99 $85.11 $177,020
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 590 0.22 0.74 $82.69 $172,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 560 0.26 0.86 $106.26 $221,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 480 0.35 1.16 $92.93 $193,280




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)
Roanoke, VA 350 2.27 7.46 $89.23 $185,600
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 80 1.35 4.46 $107.66 $223,930
Flint, MI 180 1.29 4.25 $83.19 $173,030
Champaign-Urbana, IL 130 1.29 4.23 $76.21 $158,520
Carson City, NV 40 1.27 4.18 $127.93 $266,100
Tyler, TX 120 1.19 3.92 $70.05 $145,700
Elmira, NY 40 1.16 3.84 $37.89 $78,810
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 360 1.00 3.29 $124.37 $258,700
Peoria, IL 160 0.92 3.04 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,440 0.87 2.87 $114.19 $237,520




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)
Santa Rosa, CA 40 0.19 0.61 (5) (5)
Reno, NV 60 0.25 0.82 (5) (5)
Raleigh, NC 90 0.13 0.44 (5) (5)
Peoria, IL 160 0.92 3.04 (5) (5)
Evansville, IN-KY 110 0.67 2.22 (5) (5)
Sioux Falls, SD 100 0.66 2.16 $135.87 $282,610
Rapid City, SD 40 0.55 1.81 $135.09 $280,990
Barnstable Town, MA 70 0.71 2.33 $134.86 $280,500
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) $134.75 $280,270
Utica-Rome, NY (8) (8) (8) $132.46 $275,530

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) 140 0.42 1.38 $116.23 $241,750
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.77 $132.33 $275,250
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 2.84 $125.98 $262,050
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.59 $107.12 $222,800
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 1.67 $105.00 $218,400

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)
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 0.86 2.84 $125.98 $262,050
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.77 $132.33 $275,250
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.53 1.76 $119.94 $249,470
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 1.67 $105.00 $218,400
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.48 1.59 $107.12 $222,800

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)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $136.29 $283,490
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $134.52 $279,800
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.54 1.77 $132.33 $275,250
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.37 1.23 $131.95 $274,450
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 0.60 $131.82 $274,180


About May 2019 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: July 6, 2020