Outpatient care centers rank 3rd in surgeon employment — 20 statistics

An estimated 38,600 surgeons were employed in the U.S. as of May 2017, according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data available.

Industries with the highest levels of employment:

1. Physician offices

Employment: 29,310
Percent of industry employment: 1.15
Hourly mean wage: $126.10
Annual mean wage: $262,280

2. General medical and surgical hospitals

Employment: 7,350
Percent of industry employment: 0.13
Hourly mean wage: $106.09
Annual mean wage: $220,670

3. Outpatient care centers

Employment: 780
Percent of industry employment: 0.09
Hourly mean wage: $123.40
Annual mean wage: $256,660

4. Offices of other health practitioners

Employment: 260
Percent of industry employment: 0.03
Hourly mean wage: $79.33
Annual mean wage: $165,010

5. Specialty hospitals (excluding psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals)

Employment: 130
Percent of industry employment: 0.05
Hourly mean wage: Equal to or greater than $100 per hour
Annual mean wage: Equal to or greater than $208,000 per year

Note: Estimates don't equal total employment numbers because certain sectors and self-employed workers are excluded. BLS calculated annual wages by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours. For select occupations, the annual wage was calculated based on reported survey data.

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