Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
7,514,980 0.3 % $34.97 $72,730 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.66 $20.35 $28.64 $40.06 $59.88
Annual Wage (2) $30,500 $42,330 $59,570 $83,330 $124,550


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 2,828,590 54.46 $32.37 $67,320
Offices of Physicians 973,370 41.52 $55.54 $115,510
Nursing Care Facilities 416,290 24.94 $24.80 $51,590
Health and Personal Care Stores 340,630 34.41 $29.20 $60,730
Home Health Care Services 283,520 25.19 $29.97 $62,340

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 142,770 55.66 $17.91 $37,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,828,590 54.46 $32.37 $67,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 109,420 49.63 $34.09 $70,910
Offices of Physicians 973,370 41.52 $55.54 $115,510
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 92,790 40.43 $30.13 $62,680

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 973,370 41.52 $55.54 $115,510
Offices of Dentists 280,830 33.60 $49.67 $103,320
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (8) (8) $46.85 $97,440
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 180 0.21 $46.73 $97,190
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 190,360 9.23 $43.53 $90,550


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 703,190 50.09 0.86 $41.95 $87,260
Texas 555,780 53.94 0.92 $32.85 $68,330
New York 489,900 58.13 0.99 $38.88 $80,870
Florida 444,830 62.20 1.06 $33.31 $69,290
Pennsylvania 350,850 63.23 1.08 $33.57 $69,820




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 51,430 73.44 1.25 $28.72 $59,730
Massachusetts 227,900 72.19 1.23 $39.55 $82,270
Mississippi 73,960 68.93 1.18 $28.42 $59,120
Rhode Island 30,920 68.56 1.17 $37.57 $78,150
Maine 39,320 68.31 1.17 $35.58 $74,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 15,150 48.38 0.83 $42.96 $89,360
California 703,190 50.09 0.86 $41.95 $87,260
Nevada 45,810 41.16 0.70 $40.63 $84,500
New Jersey 203,390 53.93 0.92 $40.29 $83,800
Hawaii 26,350 45.64 0.78 $40.25 $83,730





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 265,020 52.35 0.89 $42.40 $88,200
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 206,300 57.58 0.98 $35.62 $74,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 188,340 49.27 0.84 $39.90 $82,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 129,930 50.92 0.87 $35.22 $73,260
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 123,980 73.98 1.26 $41.43 $86,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 118,370 65.22 1.11 $36.09 $75,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 102,340 45.93 0.78 $34.97 $72,740
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 102,240 50.00 0.85 $34.55 $71,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 94,360 40.84 0.70 $39.21 $81,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 89,410 52.25 0.89 $38.68 $80,450