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0.8% Jobs Projection
$160,050 Median Salary
340 Job Openings

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.

Physicians and Surgeons in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 3,320 Physicians and Surgeons working in it, which means Illinois has more Physicians and Surgeons than average.

Physicians and Surgeons in IL vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Physicians and Surgeons: Nation vs. IL

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.

Physicians and Surgeons Earnings: IL vs. National Average

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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,630 $138,130
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,640 $208,000
Peoria, IL 700 $208,000
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 450 $208,000
Springfield, IL 340 $208,000
Champaign-Urbana, IL 240 $208,000
Danville, IL 130 $208,000
Carbondale-Marion, IL 130 $123,100
Bloomington, IL 100 $208,000
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 80 $208,000
Kankakee, IL 60 $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
New York 44,830 $139,710
California 34,070 $204,190
Texas 23,430 $195,630
Florida 22,320 $197,710
Pennsylvania 21,200 $187,440
Ohio 17,020 $208,000
Massachusetts 16,530 $208,000
Michigan 16,480 $173,480
New Jersey 15,380 $208,000
North Carolina 13,380 $196,670
Maryland 12,170 $182,970
Indiana 10,730 $208,000
Georgia 10,690 $208,000
Illinois 9,940 $160,050
Virginia 9,630 $201,770
Washington 8,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 7,050 $208,000
Connecticut 6,970 $208,000
Tennessee 6,100 $208,000
Oregon 5,650 $199,960

Below are the states where Physicians and Surgeons get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Montana $208,000
Alaska $208,000
Arizona $208,000
Wisconsin $208,000
West Virginia $208,000
Colorado $208,000
Connecticut $208,000
Delaware $208,000
Washington $208,000
Utah $208,000

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Occupation IL Employment Total
Family and General Practitioners 7,970
Surgeons 1,290
Psychiatrists 920
Pediatricians, General 680


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