Physicians

Add Comparison
2019 Workforce
871k
Average Age
46.9
Average Salary
$238,718
Average Male Salary
$267,878
Average Female Salary
$193,635

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Physicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals is the industry that employs the most Physicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Physicians, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing. Physicians are paid most in West Chester Borough PUMA, PA but are relatively concentrated in Philadelphia City (Center City) PUMA, PA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$238,718
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,563

In 2019, Physicians earned an average of $238,718, $183,194 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Surgeons make somewhat more than Physicians while Chief executives & legislators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Physicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

0.323
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Physicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.323, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Physicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

View Data
Save Image

Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Physicians.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Physicians.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries by Share

871k
2019 Workforce
± 22,845
0.46%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 3.7%

The number of people employed as Physicians has been growing at a rate of 0.46%, from 866,868 people in 2018 to 870,856 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Physicians employed by various industries. General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals employs the largest share of Physicians at  41.7%, followed by Offices of physicians with 34.2% and Outpatient care centers with 8.07%.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Demographic information on Physicians in the US. The average age of male Physicians in the workforce is 48.9 and of female Physicians is 43.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Physicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

529k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,823
342k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 14,342

60.7% of Physicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Physicians.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Physicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

62.6% of Physicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.9% of Physicians, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Physicians.

View Data
Save Image

Age by Gender

48.9
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.47
43.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.511

The median age of Physicians is 46.9, and Male employees are generally 5.09 years older than than their Female counterparts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

Data on higher education choices for Physicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Physicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Physicians hold a major in Biology.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart