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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-9098 Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 29-9021 Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars; 29-9093 Surgical Assistants; and 29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other; and the 2010 SOC occupation 29-9099 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other.


National estimates for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other

National estimates for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
76,670 2.1 % $ 29.28 $ 60,900 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 14.00 $ 17.71 $ 24.92 $ 36.95 $ 50.81
Annual Wage (2) $ 29,130 $ 36,840 $ 51,840 $ 76,860 $ 105,690


Industry profile for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 26,800 0.48 $ 28.49 $ 59,260
Offices of Physicians 8,070 0.31 $ 28.69 $ 59,680
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,180 0.20 $ 44.39 $ 92,340
Outpatient Care Centers 3,510 0.37 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,970 0.33 $ 23.22 $ 48,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 26,800 0.48 $ 28.49 $ 59,260
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 1,180 0.38 $ 31.18 $ 64,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 1,010 0.38 $ 28.08 $ 58,410
Outpatient Care Centers 3,510 0.37 $ 25.75 $ 53,560
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 2,970 0.33 $ 23.22 $ 48,290

Top paying industries for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 4,180 0.20 $ 44.39 $ 92,340
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 1,230 0.08 $ 42.63 $ 88,670
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,240 0.06 $ 41.00 $ 85,290
Employment Services 860 0.03 $ 35.52 $ 73,880
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,490 0.07 $ 33.03 $ 68,710


Geographic profile for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,430 0.45 0.82 $ 30.73 $ 63,910
Florida 6,700 0.79 1.44 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
Georgia 5,930 1.38 2.49 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Texas 4,400 0.36 0.66 $ 29.61 $ 61,590
Maryland 3,150 1.25 2.27 $ 40.95 $ 85,180




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 3,100 1.72 3.12 $ 25.71 $ 53,470
Georgia 5,930 1.38 2.49 $ 24.69 $ 51,360
Rhode Island 570 1.29 2.35 $ 29.03 $ 60,380
Oklahoma 1,980 1.27 2.30 $ 22.23 $ 46,240
Maryland 3,150 1.25 2.27 $ 40.95 $ 85,180




Top paying states for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 3,150 1.25 2.27 $ 40.95 $ 85,180
District of Columbia 180 0.26 0.47 $ 40.66 $ 84,570
New York 2,040 0.23 0.43 $ 38.87 $ 80,850
Connecticut 720 0.46 0.84 $ 37.32 $ 77,630
Minnesota 1,000 0.37 0.67 $ 37.24 $ 77,450





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,820 1.45 2.63 $ 26.64 $ 55,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,470 0.42 0.77 $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,190 0.72 1.31 $ 44.59 $ 92,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,160 0.50 0.90 $ 26.57 $ 55,270
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,710 0.68 1.24 $ 33.25 $ 69,150
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,490 1.16 2.10 $ 34.54 $ 71,850
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,300 0.73 1.33 $ 31.54 $ 65,600
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,300 2.52 4.58 $ 25.38 $ 52,800
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,290 0.66 1.20 $ 31.17 $ 64,840
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,250 1.05 1.90 $ 28.54 $ 59,360




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hammond, LA 240 5.79 10.51 $ 25.70 $ 53,450
Albany, GA 290 4.90 8.90 $ 16.87 $ 35,100
Carson City, NV 80 2.79 5.07 $ 31.02 $ 64,520
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 570 2.55 4.63 $ 24.59 $ 51,140
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,300 2.52 4.58 $ 25.38 $ 52,800
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 100 2.47 4.49 $ 40.99 $ 85,260
Monroe, LA 150 2.03 3.69 $ 31.70 $ 65,930
Lynchburg, VA 190 1.94 3.52 $ 19.98 $ 41,570
Bangor, ME 100 1.66 3.02 $ 33.40 $ 69,480
Oklahoma City, OK 950 1.56 2.83 $ 22.00 $ 45,760




Top paying metropolitan areas for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa City, IA 90 1.03 1.87 $ 47.32 $ 98,430
Salinas, CA 30 0.19 0.34 $ 45.08 $ 93,760
Rochester, MN 150 1.30 2.36 $ 45.01 $ 93,620
Rochester, NY 70 0.14 0.26 $ 44.79 $ 93,170
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,190 0.72 1.31 $ 44.59 $ 92,740
Chattanooga, TN-GA 360 1.49 2.71 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
Medford, OR 100 1.17 2.12 $ 42.01 $ 87,370
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 100 2.47 4.49 $ 40.99 $ 85,260
Raleigh, NC 70 0.11 0.21 $ 40.65 $ 84,550
New Haven, CT 260 0.97 1.76 $ 40.13 $ 83,470

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.43 0.77 $ 20.82 $ 43,300
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.29 2.35 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 140 0.76 1.39 $ 22.88 $ 47,580
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 140 0.86 1.55 $ 21.18 $ 44,060
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 130 0.83 1.51 $ 26.58 $ 55,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.72 3.12 $ 25.60 $ 53,240
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 150 1.29 2.35 $ 20.63 $ 42,910
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.29 2.34 $ 31.13 $ 64,760
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 1.26 2.28 $ 21.02 $ 43,730
Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 1.03 1.87 $ 19.96 $ 41,510

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Health Information Technologists, Medical Registrars, Surgical Assistants, and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland nonmetropolitan area 40 0.76 1.38 $ 36.85 $ 76,640
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 90 1.00 1.82 $ 36.79 $ 76,520
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 50 0.35 0.64 $ 35.18 $ 73,180
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.00 1.82 $ 35.16 $ 73,120
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.42 $ 34.77 $ 72,320


About May 2020 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021