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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 ; 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)
8,646,730 0.3 % $39.42 $82,000 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.25 $22.91 $31.94 $45.69 $67.12
Annual Wage (2) $33,800 $47,650 $66,440 $95,020 $139,620


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 3,129,490 56.42 $38.00 $79,040
Offices of Physicians 1,120,400 43.25 $61.22 $127,330
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 438,660 27.24 $28.01 $58,250
Health and Personal Care Stores 396,680 37.22 $31.51 $65,530
Outpatient Care Centers 370,070 40.13 $40.61 $84,460

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 3,129,490 56.42 $38.00 $79,040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 166,930 54.26 $20.51 $42,670
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 135,860 51.90 $39.78 $82,740
Offices of Physicians 1,120,400 43.25 $61.22 $127,330
Outpatient Care Centers 370,070 40.13 $40.61 $84,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,120,400 43.25 $61.22 $127,330
Offices of Dentists 327,030 34.56 $54.29 $112,930
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 140 1.28 $48.27 $100,400
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 70 0.02 $47.85 $99,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 590 0.84 $45.81 $95,290


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 838,440 49.30 0.83 $47.55 $98,910
Texas 679,150 56.06 0.94 $37.54 $78,070
New York 545,670 58.14 0.97 $43.53 $90,540
Florida 532,310 61.83 1.04 $36.38 $75,680
Pennsylvania 408,340 69.83 1.17 $36.47 $75,860




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 59,000 84.69 1.42 $32.91 $68,460
South Dakota 31,250 74.00 1.24 $34.32 $71,380
Mississippi 79,780 70.99 1.19 $30.86 $64,190
Delaware 31,680 70.63 1.18 $42.08 $87,520
Pennsylvania 408,340 69.83 1.17 $36.47 $75,860




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 17,750 56.31 0.94 $48.27 $100,400
California 838,440 49.30 0.83 $47.55 $98,910
Hawaii 31,660 49.33 0.83 $47.05 $97,870
District of Columbia 32,710 45.91 0.77 $46.99 $97,740
Massachusetts 242,690 67.96 1.14 $46.92 $97,600





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 534,610 56.28 0.94 $46.67 $97,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 296,230 48.41 0.81 $45.60 $94,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 265,670 57.23 0.96 $39.54 $82,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 196,170 68.87 1.15 $41.03 $85,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 191,790 53.75 0.90 $38.94 $80,990
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 181,080 65.64 1.10 $48.78 $101,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 168,220 56.40 0.94 $39.65 $82,480
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 157,290 60.72 1.02 $36.73 $76,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 152,090 48.51 0.81 $46.31 $96,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 139,190 51.88 0.87 $38.38 $79,820