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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 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 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)
8,579,180 0.3 % $ 41.30 $ 85,900 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.11 $ 24.16 $ 33.59 $ 47.95 $ 71.50
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,580 $ 50,250 $ 69,870 $ 99,740 $ 148,720


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 3,176,130 56.76 $ 39.72 $ 82,620
Offices of Physicians 1,120,110 43.21 $ 62.72 $ 130,450
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 408,450 26.62 $ 29.70 $ 61,780
Outpatient Care Centers 395,490 41.17 $ 43.54 $ 90,570
Health and Personal Care Stores 385,970 39.97 $ 32.72 $ 68,060

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 3,176,130 56.76 $ 39.72 $ 82,620
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 162,680 52.76 $ 21.85 $ 45,440
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 138,460 51.84 $ 42.24 $ 87,850
Offices of Physicians 1,120,110 43.21 $ 62.72 $ 130,450
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 113,020 41.45 $ 34.23 $ 71,210

Top paying industries for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 210 0.04 $ 63.29 $ 131,650
Offices of Physicians 1,120,110 43.21 $ 62.72 $ 130,450
Offices of Dentists 290,160 34.28 $ 55.18 $ 114,770
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 215,640 10.36 $ 54.64 $ 113,660
Ship and Boat Building 50 0.03 $ 50.01 $ 104,010


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.





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 844,740 51.41 0.83 $ 52.08 $ 108,330
Texas 670,560 55.41 0.90 $ 38.40 $ 79,870
Florida 553,130 65.52 1.06 $ 38.58 $ 80,240
New York 531,520 61.15 0.99 $ 46.09 $ 95,870
Pennsylvania 397,990 72.20 1.17 $ 38.77 $ 80,640




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 57,050 87.77 1.42 $ 35.11 $ 73,030
South Dakota 31,950 77.69 1.26 $ 35.10 $ 73,010
Mississippi 78,600 72.99 1.18 $ 32.13 $ 66,840
Pennsylvania 397,990 72.20 1.17 $ 38.77 $ 80,640
Rhode Island 31,970 72.18 1.17 $ 45.65 $ 94,950




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)
Hawaii 31,410 54.72 0.89 $ 53.03 $ 110,300
California 844,740 51.41 0.83 $ 52.08 $ 108,330
District of Columbia 28,210 41.05 0.67 $ 51.78 $ 107,690
Alaska 17,730 59.84 0.97 $ 50.00 $ 104,000
Oregon 100,230 55.47 0.90 $ 48.03 $ 99,890





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 516,820 58.50 0.95 $ 48.96 $ 101,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 299,200 51.39 0.83 $ 49.27 $ 102,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 258,260 59.20 0.96 $ 41.37 $ 86,060
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 188,860 70.03 1.14 $ 42.70 $ 88,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 186,540 51.98 0.84 $ 39.50 $ 82,170
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 173,520 66.69 1.08 $ 48.55 $ 100,980
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 165,700 55.81 0.90 $ 40.75 $ 84,760
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 162,320 64.73 1.05 $ 39.87 $ 82,920
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 145,220 48.05 0.78 $ 48.77 $ 101,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 133,860 50.84 0.82 $ 40.55 $ 84,350




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 27,420 238.50 3.87 $ 52.57 $ 109,350
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 6,630 171.33 2.78 $ 48.31 $ 100,490
Morgantown, WV 8,700 140.32 2.28 $ 35.02 $ 72,840
Gainesville, FL 15,360 112.15 1.82 $ 40.96 $ 85,200
Ann Arbor, MI 23,030 110.57 1.79 $ 41.02 $ 85,310
Carbondale-Marion, IL 5,560 110.14 1.79 $ 36.22 $ 75,340
Greenville, NC 8,030 108.71 1.76 $ 35.03 $ 72,870
Iowa City, IA 9,180 106.19 1.72 $ 37.83 $ 78,680
Johnson City, TN 7,930 105.49 1.71 $ 37.58 $ 78,170
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 12,700 104.01 1.69 $ 33.52 $ 69,720