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.