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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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 ; Clinical Laboratory Technologists and 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)
8,506,740 0.3 % $38.83 $80,760 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.86 $22.28 $31.14 $44.79 $66.29
Annual Wage (2) $32,990 $46,340 $64,770 $93,160 $137,890


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 3,098,390 56.31 $37.04 $77,040
Offices of Physicians 1,098,820 43.13 $61.01 $126,910
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 440,570 27.17 $27.47 $57,130
Health and Personal Care Stores 400,110 37.30 $31.18 $64,850
Outpatient Care Centers 352,710 40.06 $39.79 $82,750

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 3,098,390 56.31 $37.04 $77,040
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 164,870 55.22 $20.05 $41,700
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 133,430 51.34 $37.68 $78,360
Offices of Physicians 1,098,820 43.13 $61.01 $126,910
Outpatient Care Centers 352,710 40.06 $39.79 $82,750

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,098,820 43.13 $61.01 $126,910
Software Publishers 80 0.02 $57.41 $119,410
Offices of Dentists 319,720 34.30 $53.95 $112,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 214,860 10.61 $49.25 $102,440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 100 0.86 $48.37 $100,600


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 827,030 49.54 0.83 $46.22 $96,130
Texas 670,610 56.40 0.95 $36.82 $76,580
New York 535,900 58.20 0.98 $43.44 $90,360
Florida 523,070 62.13 1.04 $36.12 $75,140
Pennsylvania 397,810 68.81 1.15 $36.16 $75,210




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 58,230 84.57 1.42 $32.83 $68,280
South Dakota 30,750 73.31 1.23 $34.17 $71,080
Louisiana 133,380 70.12 1.18 $31.18 $64,850
Delaware 31,000 70.02 1.17 $41.00 $85,280
Mississippi 77,830 69.52 1.16 $31.07 $64,620




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 17,140 53.87 0.90 $47.12 $98,020
Hawaii 31,050 49.05 0.82 $46.48 $96,670
California 827,030 49.54 0.83 $46.22 $96,130
Massachusetts 242,720 68.80 1.15 $45.99 $95,660
District of Columbia 31,380 44.31 0.74 $44.91 $93,420



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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 363,880 54.36 0.91 $46.48 $96,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 221,580 50.01 0.84 $44.13 $91,780
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 207,790 56.73 0.95 $39.79 $82,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 158,560 54.13 0.91 $38.75 $80,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 133,950 51.14 0.86 $38.42 $79,910
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 131,410 52.74 0.88 $38.42 $79,910
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 125,780 68.37 1.15 $49.53 $103,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 114,590 57.87 0.97 $40.23 $83,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110,540 57.21 0.96 $42.23 $87,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 108,180 42.94 0.72 $43.05 $89,540