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Overview

Distinct Groups (61): https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes290000.htm
Employment: 8,318,500
Mean Hourly Wage: $38.06
Mean Annual Wage: $79,160
Largest Employment—Registered Nurses--2,857,180
Smallest Employment CategoryProsthodontists--750
Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here

 

The Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupation profiles compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in May 2016 and modified in March 2017) include specific information about 61 distinct occupational job types

Explore the qualifications and nature of each job type through links on this page and throughout the site. 

Fast Facts: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) estimates that 8,318,500 are employed in this occupational group earning the “mean annual wage” (as defined below) of $79,160. 

If you are interested in assessing long-term trends and comparing the Bureau’s annual surveys beginning in 1988 see here.  

In general, the “mean” is the sum of the total values (e.g., wages) in the data set or survey divided by number of values (while the “median” is the middle value in same the sequence. The term “mean annual wage” (or “MAW”) is calculated by multiplying the mean hourly wage as determined by the BLS by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours. So, for example, the Healthcare Practitioners and Technical group’s mean hourly wage of $38.057, multiplied by 2,080, results in the mean annual wage of $79,160. 

Did you know? Northern California absolutely dominates the top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation with eight of the top nine places including: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($113,510), San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division ($112,140), Napa, CA ($107,670), San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division ($107,000), Salinas, CA ($105,810) and Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division ($104,310).  

Highest Paid (mean annual wage)

 

Lowest Paid (from the lowest)

For the entire list of mean annual wages for this occupation (from highest to lowest), see here. 

Sources: In addition to specific citations noted, supplementary source materials include the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Highest to Lowest Paid Salary (Full List)

By the Numbers: The complete list from the Highest to the Lowest paid:

Job Title (# of members) Annual Mean Wage 
   
1.    Anesthesiologists (30,190) $269,600
2.    Surgeons (41,190) $252,910
3.    Obstetricians and Gynecologists (19,800) $234,310
4.    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (5,380) $232,870
5.    Orthodontists (5,200) $228,780
6.    Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (338,620) $205,560
7.    Internists, General (45,290) $201,840
8.    Family and General Practitioners (122,970) $200,810
9.    Psychiatrists (24,820) $200,220
10.  Pediatricians, General (26,960) $184,240
11.  Dentists, General (105,620) $173,860
12.  Dentists, All Other Specialists (5,380) $171,900
13.  Prosthodontists (750) $168,140
14.  Nurse Anesthetists (39,860) $164,030
15.  Podiatrists (9,800) $144,110
16.  Pharmacists (305,510) $120,270
17.  Optometrists (36,430) $117,580
18.  Nurse Practitioners (150,230) $104,610
19.  Nurse Midwives (6,270) $102,390
20.  Physician Assistants (104,050) $102,090
21.  Veterinarians (67,650) $100,560
22.  Physical Therapists (216,920) $87,220
23.  Radiation Therapists (17,450) $84,980
24.  Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other (36,280) $84,800
25.  Occupational Therapists (118,070) $83,730
26.  Chiropractors (32,960) $81,210
27.  Audiologists (12,310) $79,290
28.  Speech-Language Pathologists (135,980) $78,210
29.  Nuclear Medicine Technologists (19,650) $75,960
30.  Genetic Counselors (2,720) $74,960
31.  Dental Hygienists (204,990) $73,440
32.  Occupational Health and Safety Specialists (76,630) $72,480
33.  Registered Nurses (2,857,180) $72,180
34.  Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (65,790) $71,750
35.  Orthotists and Prosthetists (7,500) $69,920
36.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (35,850) $69,240
37.  Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (166,730) $62,440
38.  Respiratory Therapists (126,770) $60,640
39.  Therapists, All Other (11,320) $60,590
40.  Dietitians and Nutritionists (61,430) $59,670
41.  Radiologic Technologists (200,650) $59,260
42.  Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other (36,000) $57,960
43.  Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (53,760) $57,100
44.  Hearing Aid Specialists (6,740) $53,000
45.  Occupational Health and Safety Technicians (16,560) $52,520
46.  Respiratory Therapy Technicians (10,600) $50,520
47.  Exercise Physiologists (6,880) $50,310
48.  Recreational Therapists (18,100) $48,190
49.  Athletic Trainers (24,130) $47,880
50.  Surgical Technologists (105,720) $46,800
51.  Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other (122,170) $46,020
52.  Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (702,400) $44,840
53.  Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (160,190) $41,700
54.  Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (200,140) $41,460
55.  Opticians, Dispensing (75,270) $37,860
56.  Ophthalmic Medical Technicians (43,990) $37,040
57.  Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (244,960) $36,110
58.  Psychiatric Technicians (61,720) $35,870
59.  Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (99,390) $33,870
60.  Pharmacy Technicians (398,390) $32,170
61.  Dietetic Technicians (32,240) $29,360

 


What's Hot

What’s Hot: As some form of universal healthcare periodically receives national attention, the top nine spots of the Healthcare Practitioners and Technical group all exceed $200,000 in annual average income led by Anesthesiologists ($269,600), “Surgeons” ($252,910), and the small number of Orthodontists (5,200 members with a MAW of $228,780); the 21 top paid occupations in this group average over $100,000. In addition, animal lovers are compensating Veterinarians at $100,560 (that’s a lot of milk bones) and the somewhat misunderstood Chiropractors average $81,210.

What’s Not: In light of the country’s collective obsession with dieting, the Least Paid Dietetic Technicians ($29,360) with only 32,240 members seem to be under-recruited and underpaid. Also, while athletes are among the Best Paid in the Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media group, Athletic Trainers, who help keep the players on the field, are still among the Least Paid at $47,880. Notwithstanding their television profile, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics have a mean annual wage $36,110. 

Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here


GPS Your Career

GPS Your Career:  According to the BLS, the States with the highest employment level in the Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupational group are:

California (799,030 workers)
Texas (645,920)
New York (528,800)
Florida (512,580)
Pennsylvania (386,050)

States with the highest concentration of jobs are:

West Virginia (84.40 workers per 1,000 jobs)
South Dakota (71.37)
Mississippi (69.78)
Massachusetts (69.46)
Delaware (68.43)

The top paying States for this occupation are below. 

Alaska ($95,720 annual mean wage)
California ($94,480)
Massachusetts ($92,130)
District of Columbia ($90,630)
Hawaii ($90,330)

 


 
 
 
 

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