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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 ; 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 ; Anesthesiologists ; Family Medicine Physicians ; General Internal Medicine Physicians ; Obstetricians and Gynecologists ; Pediatricians, General ; Psychiatrists ; Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric ; Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists ; Dental Hygienists ; Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other ; Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians ; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians ; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ; Nuclear Medicine Technologists ; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists ; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ; Dietetic Technicians ; Pharmacy Technicians ; Psychiatric Technicians ; Surgical Technologists ; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians ; Ophthalmic Medical Technicians ; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ; Opticians, Dispensing ; Orthotists and Prosthetists ; Hearing Aid Specialists ; Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other ; Athletic Trainers ; Genetic Counselors ; Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and 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)
8,673,140 0.3 % $40.21 $83,640 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $23.55 $32.78 $46.83 $69.41
Annual Wage (2) $34,630 $48,990 $68,190 $97,400 $144,370


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 3,151,410 56.45 $38.76 $80,620
Offices of Physicians 1,143,990 43.20 $61.57 $128,060
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 431,710 26.92 $28.85 $60,020
Health and Personal Care Stores 393,330 37.11 $32.18 $66,940
Outpatient Care Centers 383,680 40.22 $42.08 $87,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,151,410 56.45 $38.76 $80,620
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 166,210 53.65 $21.06 $43,810
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 137,620 51.89 $40.84 $84,950
Offices of Physicians 1,143,990 43.20 $61.57 $128,060
Outpatient Care Centers 383,680 40.22 $42.08 $87,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,143,990 43.20 $61.57 $128,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 250 0.05 $55.83 $116,130
Offices of Dentists 331,770 34.36 $54.77 $113,930
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.03 $50.21 $104,440
Ship and Boat Building 40 0.03 $47.73 $99,290


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 844,930 48.61 0.82 $49.59 $103,150
Texas 676,860 54.45 0.92 $37.73 $78,470
Florida 547,060 62.21 1.05 $37.54 $78,070
New York 546,900 57.43 0.97 $44.77 $93,110
Pennsylvania 406,110 68.81 1.17 $37.37 $77,730




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 58,590 83.45 1.41 $33.64 $69,970
South Dakota 31,410 73.89 1.25 $34.38 $71,510
Rhode Island 33,940 70.18 1.19 $45.31 $94,240
Mississippi 78,860 69.90 1.18 $31.38 $65,270
Delaware 31,410 69.50 1.18 $42.37 $88,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 30,770 48.43 0.82 $49.93 $103,850
California 844,930 48.61 0.82 $49.59 $103,150
District of Columbia 30,310 41.89 0.71 $49.51 $102,990
Alaska 17,530 55.27 0.94 $48.91 $101,730
Massachusetts 238,920 66.01 1.12 $46.87 $97,490





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 537,420 55.66 0.94 $47.76 $99,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 303,100 48.58 0.82 $47.43 $98,660
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 264,310 56.52 0.96 $40.09 $83,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 194,890 67.76 1.15 $41.87 $87,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 191,130 52.27 0.89 $39.31 $81,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 177,210 63.33 1.07 $48.74 $101,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 165,350 54.17 0.92 $39.68 $82,530
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 160,200 60.63 1.03 $37.61 $78,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 150,380 47.30 0.80 $46.77 $97,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 135,670 49.45 0.84 $39.32 $81,780