The salary statistics of physicians and surgeons are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of physicians and surgeons in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of physicians and surgeons within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The physicians and surgeons annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2013 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicians and surgeons. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $129,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,240.
The average salaries of physicians and surgeons in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 3. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for physicians and surgeons occupations is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector with an annual salary $184,100. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $81,000).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Educational Services|| |