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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

29-1221 Pediatricians, General

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed. Excludes “Family Medicine Physicians” (29-1215) and “General Internal Medicine Physicians” (29-1216).


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)
29,740 5.4 % $88.66 $184,410 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.63 $61.35 $84.28 (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $69,940 $127,610 $175,310 (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 21,120 0.80 $91.55 $190,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,080 0.11 $80.74 $167,950
Outpatient Care Centers 1,330 0.14 $97.93 $203,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 380 0.01 $50.91 $105,890
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.09 $90.13 $187,480

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 21,120 0.80 $91.55 $190,420
Outpatient Care Centers 1,330 0.14 $97.93 $203,680
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 6,080 0.11 $80.74 $167,950
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.09 $90.13 $187,480
Other Residential Care Facilities 70 0.05 $64.37 $133,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,330 0.14 $97.93 $203,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 70 (7) $94.35 $196,250
Offices of Physicians 21,120 0.80 $91.55 $190,420
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 250 0.09 $90.13 $187,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $88.91 $184,940


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 3,160 0.18 0.90 $96.28 $200,270
Texas 2,250 0.18 0.89 $89.62 $186,410
Ohio 1,850 0.34 1.68 $78.39 $163,050
Massachusetts 1,460 0.40 2.00 $95.85 $199,360
Michigan 1,150 0.26 1.30 (8) (8)




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)
Delaware 240 0.53 2.61 $98.74 $205,390
Rhode Island 250 0.52 2.57 $96.30 $200,300
Massachusetts 1,460 0.40 2.00 $95.85 $199,360
Vermont 120 0.39 1.95 (8) (8)
New Hampshire 250 0.37 1.85 $113.78 $236,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 450 0.16 0.78 $124.45 $258,850
North Dakota 30 0.08 0.38 $124.37 $258,680
Mississippi 130 0.12 0.58 $119.84 $249,270
Nevada 90 0.06 0.31 $118.92 $247,360
Montana 80 0.16 0.80 $117.83 $245,090





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,310 0.34 1.69 $85.42 $177,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,230 0.20 0.97 $77.65 $161,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,160 0.41 2.04 $96.04 $199,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 850 0.27 1.31 $81.38 $169,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 840 0.40 1.97 $70.92 $147,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 790 0.17 0.84 $91.04 $189,360
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 640 0.61 3.01 $89.11 $185,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 620 0.20 1.00 $72.79 $151,400
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 610 0.97 4.79 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 570 0.29 1.44 $102.17 $212,520




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)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 610 0.97 4.79 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 240 0.84 4.12 $97.80 $203,420
Asheville, NC 140 0.72 3.57 $84.63 $176,040
Killeen-Temple, TX 90 0.65 3.21 $131.62 $273,770
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 90 0.63 3.11 $66.50 $138,320
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 640 0.61 3.01 $89.11 $185,340
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.60 2.98 (8) (8)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 250 0.60 2.96 $85.64 $178,120
St. Cloud, MN 60 0.54 2.65 (8) (8)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 50 0.49 2.42 $114.03 $237,180




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)
Rockford, IL 50 0.31 1.54 $133.36 $277,390
Killeen-Temple, TX 90 0.65 3.21 $131.62 $273,770
Chico, CA (8) (8) (8) $130.07 $270,550
Madison, WI 70 0.17 0.85 $128.46 $267,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $122.80 $255,430
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 260 0.31 1.52 $122.01 $253,780
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 70 0.07 0.35 $121.24 $252,180
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $121.17 $252,040
Wilmington, NC (8) (8) (8) $120.88 $251,430
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 0.69 $120.62 $250,880

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 3.73 $114.15 $237,440
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.61 $85.59 $178,030
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.62 $91.79 $190,920
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.05 $73.15 $152,150
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 1.38 $84.35 $175,440

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)
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 3.73 $114.15 $237,440
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.05 $73.15 $152,150
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 1.61 $85.59 $178,030
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 1.62 $91.79 $190,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.46 (8) (8)

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)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.08 $119.87 $249,320
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 80 0.75 3.73 $114.15 $237,440
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $107.18 $222,940
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $107.10 $222,760
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.06 $106.80 $222,140


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.

(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 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