Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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 ; Registered Nurses* ; Occupational Therapists ; Physical Therapists ; Radiation Therapists ; Recreational Therapists ; Respiratory Therapists ; Speech-Language Pathologists ; Therapists, All Other* ; Veterinarians ; 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 and Technicians* ; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ; Dietetic Technicians ; Pharmacy Technicians ; Psychiatric Technicians ; Respiratory Therapy Technicians ; Surgical Technologists ; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians ; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ; Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ; Opticians, Dispensing ; Orthotists and Prosthetists ; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other* ; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ; Occupational Health and Safety Technicians ; Athletic Trainers ; 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)
7,346,580 0.3 % $34.27 $71,280 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.34 $19.97 $28.12 $39.17 $58.70
Annual Wage (2) $29,830 $41,530 $58,490 $81,470 $122,100


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 2,782,610 53.93 $31.64 $65,810
Offices of Physicians 952,830 41.23 $54.53 $113,420
Nursing Care Facilities 414,080 24.99 $24.33 $50,600
Health and Personal Care Stores 332,430 33.73 $28.55 $59,380
Offices of Dentists 272,490 33.08 $48.97 $101,860

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 140,400 55.76 $17.57 $36,540
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,782,610 53.93 $31.64 $65,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 106,520 49.67 $33.40 $69,470
Offices of Physicians 952,830 41.23 $54.53 $113,420
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 91,870 40.21 $29.21 $60,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 952,830 41.23 $54.53 $113,420
Building Material and Supplies Dealers (8) (8) $49.33 $102,610
Offices of Dentists 272,490 33.08 $48.97 $101,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 183,670 9.02 $42.99 $89,410
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers (8) (8) $41.27 $85,830


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 681,250 48.66 0.84 $41.24 $85,780
Texas 538,890 53.41 0.92 $32.41 $67,420
New York 473,700 56.77 0.98 $38.00 $79,050
Florida 433,280 60.99 1.06 $32.79 $68,200
Pennsylvania 350,090 63.85 1.11 $32.39 $67,380




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 50,400 73.23 1.27 $28.25 $58,770
Massachusetts 222,830 71.44 1.24 $38.66 $80,400
Tennessee 175,480 68.29 1.18 $29.55 $61,470
Rhode Island 30,510 68.07 1.18 $35.93 $74,730
Missouri 173,950 67.20 1.16 $29.73 $61,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 15,070 48.92 0.85 $41.30 $85,900
California 681,250 48.66 0.84 $41.24 $85,780
Hawaii 24,920 43.60 0.75 $39.77 $82,720
Nevada 45,210 40.61 0.70 $39.67 $82,510
New Jersey 198,940 52.76 0.91 $39.58 $82,330

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 258,520 51.88 0.90 $41.50 $86,330
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 201,320 56.83 0.98 $35.33 $73,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 181,110 47.44 0.82 $38.96 $81,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 127,320 50.97 0.88 $34.78 $72,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 122,000 73.58 1.27 $40.60 $84,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 116,440 64.52 1.12 $34.43 $71,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 101,890 46.30 0.80 $33.94 $70,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 98,890 49.40 0.86 $35.17 $73,160
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 91,210 39.84 0.69 $39.10 $81,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 89,740 53.48 0.93 $38.07 $79,180




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 15,450 155.56 2.69 $41.52 $86,360
Goldsboro, NC 4,640 108.06 1.87 $26.23 $54,550
Rome, GA 3,800 106.85 1.85 $33.72 $70,130
Morgantown, WV 6,100 105.61 1.83 $27.44 $57,080
Gainesville, FL 12,170 102.46 1.77 $30.56 $63,570
Johnson City, TN 7,500 99.70 1.73 $30.57 $63,590
Florence, SC 7,610 98.94 1.71 $28.64 $59,570
Ann Arbor, MI 18,550 98.59 1.71 $31.03 $64,540
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 10,620 98.48 1.70 $30.15 $62,710
Hot Springs, AR 3,500 97.78 1.69 $34.43 $71,620