Physicians and Surgeons in Illinois
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Physicians and Surgeons in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physicians and Surgeons in Illinois is growing slower than average.
Physicians and Surgeons in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physicians and Surgeons Work in Illinois?
In Illinois, there were 9,940 people working as Physicians and Surgeons in the year 2018.
There were 10,270 Physicians and Surgeons employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 330 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 3,320 Physicians and Surgeons working in it, which means Illinois has more Physicians and Surgeons than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Physicians and Surgeons in this state are growing at a rate of 0.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.4%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 340 annual job openings, and 12,910 total jobs in 2026 for Physicians and Surgeons in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 14,300 annual jobs and 414,700 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physicians and Surgeons Make in Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Physicians and Surgeons ranged from $54,760 to $208,000 with $160,050 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.33 to $100. The median hourly rate was $76.95.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $94.78 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $17.83.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois Metros for Physicians and Surgeons
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physicians and Surgeons.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||2,640||$208,000|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||450||$208,000|
|Cape Girardeau, MO-IL||80||$208,000|
Top States for Physicians and Surgeons Employment
The table below shows the states where most Physicians and Surgeons work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Physicians and Surgeons get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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|Occupation||IL Employment Total|
|Family and General Practitioners||7,970|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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