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Considering a career as a Physician or Surgeon in New York?

19.3% Jobs Projection
$139,710 Median Salary
2,430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physicians and Surgeons in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physicians and Surgeons in New York is growing faster than average.

  • Physicians and Surgeons in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physicians and Surgeons Work in New York?

There were approximately 44,830 workers employed as Physicians and Surgeons in this state in 2018.

There were 46,080 Physicians and Surgeons employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Physicians and Surgeons in this state are growing at a rate of 19.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.4%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,430 annual job openings, and 61,100 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Physicians and Surgeons ranged from $59,700 to $208,000 with $139,710 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $28.7 to $100. The median hourly rate was $67.17.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $80.48 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $13.31.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 46,670 $151,930
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,700 $177,130
Rochester, NY 1,350 $66,240
Syracuse, NY 1,080 $208,000
Binghamton, NY 340 $181,020
Utica-Rome, NY 270 $208,000
Glens Falls, NY 150 $208,000
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 90 $208,000
Elmira, NY 70 $62,220
Ithaca, NY 70 $208,000
Kingston, NY 50 $208,000

Top States for Physicians and Surgeons Employment

View the list below to see 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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