Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Chiropractors ; Dentists, General ; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ; Orthodontists ; Prosthodontists ; Dentists, All Other Specialists ; Dietitians and Nutritionists ; Optometrists ; Pharmacists ; Anesthesiologists ; Family and General Practitioners ; Internists, General ; Obstetricians and Gynecologists ; Pediatricians, General ; Psychiatrists ; Surgeons ; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other ; Physician Assistants ; Podiatrists ; Occupational Therapists ; Physical Therapists ; Radiation Therapists ; Recreational Therapists ; Respiratory Therapists ; Speech-Language Pathologists ; Exercise Physiologists ; Therapists, All Other ; Veterinarians ; Registered Nurses ; Nurse Anesthetists ; Nurse Midwives ; Nurse Practitioners ; Audiologists ; Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians ; Dental Hygienists ; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians ; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ; Nuclear Medicine Technologists ; Radiologic Technologists ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists ; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ; Dietetic Technicians ; Pharmacy Technicians ; Psychiatric Technicians ; Respiratory Therapy Technicians ; Surgical Technologists ; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians ; Ophthalmic Medical Technicians ; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ; Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ; Opticians, Dispensing ; Orthotists and Prosthetists ; Hearing Aid Specialists ; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other ; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ; Occupational Health and Safety Technicians ; Athletic Trainers ; Genetic Counselors ; Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,755,810 0.3 % $35.93 $74,740 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.01 $20.85 $29.38 $41.48 $63.24
Annual Wage (2) $31,220 $43,360 $61,120 $86,270 $131,530


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,878,800 54.61 $33.70 $70,090
Offices of Physicians 1,016,140 41.99 $55.99 $116,470
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 420,390 25.37 $25.38 $52,780
Health and Personal Care Stores 358,780 35.17 $30.28 $62,980
Home Health Care Services 302,650 24.96 $30.98 $64,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 148,080 54.65 $18.18 $37,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,878,800 54.61 $33.70 $70,090
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 118,450 49.51 $35.01 $72,830
Offices of Physicians 1,016,140 41.99 $55.99 $116,470
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 99,880 41.05 $30.36 $63,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,016,140 41.99 $55.99 $116,470
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 280 0.39 $55.47 $115,380
Offices of Dentists 292,950 33.95 $50.58 $105,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 195,830 9.75 $44.32 $92,180
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 140 0.11 $42.67 $88,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 730,270 49.63 0.85 $43.87 $91,240
Texas 574,980 52.68 0.90 $34.51 $71,790
New York 502,290 58.17 0.99 $39.94 $83,080
Florida 465,460 62.45 1.07 $34.06 $70,850
Pennsylvania 357,690 63.68 1.09 $34.30 $71,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 54,440 76.73 1.31 $29.91 $62,210
Massachusetts 230,520 70.76 1.21 $40.05 $83,310
South Dakota 28,230 70.05 1.20 $30.34 $63,120
Tennessee 185,740 68.79 1.18 $31.33 $65,170
Missouri 181,210 68.66 1.17 $31.09 $64,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 730,270 49.63 0.85 $43.87 $91,240
Hawaii 28,420 47.19 0.81 $42.13 $87,630
Oregon 85,570 52.17 0.89 $42.11 $87,600
Alaska 16,210 50.25 0.86 $41.74 $86,830
New Jersey 211,110 55.25 0.94 $41.56 $86,440





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 274,230 52.31 0.89 $43.04 $89,520
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 202,130 54.62 0.93 $35.99 $74,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 200,500 50.44 0.86 $42.69 $88,800
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 134,040 48.61 0.83 $37.37 $77,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 124,370 71.11 1.22 $41.08 $85,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 118,590 64.45 1.10 $37.00 $76,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 113,640 49.24 0.84 $36.79 $76,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 110,220 51.27 0.88 $35.91 $74,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 96,820 40.90 0.70 $40.38 $83,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 93,990 52.47 0.90 $38.26 $79,580