Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
8,318,500 0.4 % $38.06 $79,160 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Annual Wage (2) $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930


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 3,031,760 56.04 $36.05 $74,980
Offices of Physicians 1,078,640 42.86 $59.82 $124,430
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 443,160 27.00 $26.87 $55,890
Health and Personal Care Stores 385,830 36.66 $30.93 $64,340
Outpatient Care Centers 333,950 40.03 $38.88 $80,880

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 3,031,760 56.04 $36.05 $74,980
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 158,950 55.03 $19.37 $40,300
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 130,910 51.17 $36.97 $76,890
Offices of Physicians 1,078,640 42.86 $59.82 $124,430
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 107,100 40.63 $32.91 $68,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,078,640 42.86 $59.82 $124,430
Software Publishers 50 0.02 $53.88 $112,060
Offices of Dentists 312,680 34.09 $53.30 $110,860
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 30 0.28 $47.95 $99,750
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 211,510 10.46 $47.77 $99,360


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 799,030 50.04 0.84 $45.42 $94,480
Texas 645,920 54.99 0.93 $36.30 $75,500
New York 528,800 58.12 0.98 $42.50 $88,390
Florida 512,580 62.34 1.05 $35.97 $74,820
Pennsylvania 386,050 67.17 1.13 $35.86 $74,590




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 58,860 84.40 1.42 $32.24 $67,070
South Dakota 29,800 71.37 1.20 $33.29 $69,230
Mississippi 77,970 69.78 1.18 $30.87 $64,210
Massachusetts 240,340 69.46 1.17 $44.29 $92,130
Delaware 30,160 68.43 1.15 $40.18 $83,570




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 16,510 51.04 0.86 $46.02 $95,720
California 799,030 50.04 0.84 $45.42 $94,480
Massachusetts 240,340 69.46 1.17 $44.29 $92,130
District of Columbia 30,660 43.65 0.74 $43.57 $90,630
Hawaii 31,190 49.33 0.83 $43.43 $90,330





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 353,680 53.70 0.91 $45.66 $94,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 213,860 50.67