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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (Major Group)

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations comprises the following occupations: Chiropractors; Dentists, All Other Specialists; Prosthodontists; Orthodontists; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Dentists, General; Dietitians and Nutritionists; Optometrists; Pharmacists; Physician Assistants; Podiatrists; Therapists, All Other; Exercise Physiologists; Radiation Therapists; Recreational Therapists; Occupational Therapists; Respiratory Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; Physical Therapists; Veterinarians; Registered Nurses; Nurse Anesthetists; Nurse Midwives; Nurse Practitioners; Audiologists; Physicians, All Other; Neurologists; Dermatologists; Physicians, Pathologists; Cardiologists; Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Psychiatrists; Radiologists; Anesthesiologists; Pediatricians, General; Emergency Medicine Physicians; General Internal Medicine Physicians; Family Medicine Physicians; Surgeons, All Other; Pediatric Surgeons; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric; Orthopedic Surgeons, Except Pediatric; Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other; Acupuncturists; Dental Hygienists; Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians; Medical Dosimetrists; Nuclear Medicine Technologists; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians; Paramedics; Emergency Medical Technicians; Dietetic Technicians; Ophthalmic Medical Technicians; Psychiatric Technicians; Surgical Technologists; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians; Pharmacy Technicians; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses; Medical Records Specialists; Opticians, Dispensing; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other; Orthotists and Prosthetists; Hearing Aid Specialists; Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars; Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other; Genetic Counselors; Surgical Assistants; Athletic Trainers


National estimates for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Industry profile for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Geographic profile for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

National estimates for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,787,730 0.2 % $ 43.80 $ 91,100 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.76 $ 23.41 $ 36.08 $ 48.00 $ 74.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,930 $ 48,700 $ 75,040 $ 99,840 $ 154,810


Industry profile for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,205,390 57.29 $ 41.64 $ 86,610
Offices of Physicians 1,188,560 44.08 $ 71.71 $ 149,150
Outpatient Care Centers 408,420 41.38 $ 46.22 $ 96,140
Health and Personal Care Stores 380,930 37.76 $ 31.45 $ 65,420
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 365,870 25.99 $ 30.42 $ 63,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,205,390 57.29 $ 41.64 $ 86,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 165,160 52.98 $ 22.41 $ 46,600
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 138,540 51.29 $ 43.14 $ 89,740
Offices of Physicians 1,188,560 44.08 $ 71.71 $ 149,150
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 123,000 41.79 $ 37.56 $ 78,130

Top paying industries for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 460 0.13 $ 82.48 $ 171,560
Offices of Physicians 1,188,560 44.08 $ 71.71 $ 149,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.04 $ 69.14 $ 143,800
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 70 0.03 $ 68.02 $ 141,470
Animal Food Manufacturing 30 0.05 $ 57.11 $ 118,790


Geographic profile for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 901,180 54.52 0.87 $ 55.40 $ 115,220
Texas 667,240 54.57 0.87 $ 40.53 $ 84,310
Florida 563,590 65.49 1.05 $ 39.85 $ 82,890
New York 541,830 62.50 1.00 $ 49.29 $ 102,510
Pennsylvania 411,660 73.73 1.18 $ 40.77 $ 84,800


Map of location quotient of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 57,790 87.87 1.41 $ 36.38 $ 75,670
South Dakota 33,470 79.45 1.27 $ 36.12 $ 75,120
North Dakota 29,690 75.17 1.21 $ 37.39 $ 77,770
Louisiana 133,150 74.23 1.19 $ 35.73 $ 74,320
Mississippi 81,620 74.09 1.19 $ 33.49 $ 69,660


Map of annual mean wages of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 901,180 54.52 0.87 $ 55.40 $ 115,220
Hawaii 31,300 57.08 0.92 $ 54.51 $ 113,370
New Jersey 234,920 61.01 0.98 $ 54.26 $ 112,860
District of Columbia 28,580 43.17 0.69 $ 51.13 $ 106,340
Alaska 19,460 65.75 1.05 $ 50.80 $ 105,660



Map of employment of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

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 532,310 61.34 0.98 $ 54.08 $ 112,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 323,700 56.60 0.91 $ 52.07 $ 108,300
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 259,620 61.34 0.98 $ 42.98 $ 89,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 196,020 73.84 1.18 $ 44.90 $ 93,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 188,810 52.61 0.84 $ 42.27 $ 87,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 180,210 69.71 1.12 $ 51.66 $ 107,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 161,800 55.85 0.90 $ 42.92 $ 89,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 161,780 65.97 1.06 $ 41.13 $ 85,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 148,120 50.51 0.81 $ 52.13 $ 108,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 136,980 52.93 0.85 $ 43.19 $ 89,840


Map of location quotient of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 26,890 232.03 3.72 $ 61.65 $ 128,230
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 7,020 177.87 2.85 $ 49.57 $ 103,100
Morgantown, WV 8,570 137.40 2.20 $ 35.63 $ 74,110
Ann Arbor, MI 24,050 119.32 1.91 $ 44.45 $ 92,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 36,440 116.72 1.87 $ 38.90 $ 80,900
Greenville, NC 8,130 107.85 1.73 $ 35.66 $ 74,170
Gainesville, FL 14,340 107.76 1.73 $ 38.02 $ 79,080
Iowa City, IA 9,210 105.30 1.69 $ 39.39 $ 81,920
Sioux Falls, SD 16,030 103.04 1.65 $ 35.11 $ 73,030
Alexandria, LA 6,000 102.84 1.65 $ 35.05 $ 72,910