Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 29-2057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians, 29-2092 Hearing Aid Specialists, 29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 29-2099 Health and Technologists and Technicians, 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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
103,120 1.6 % $20.11 $41,830 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.28 $14.83 $18.31 $23.99 $30.06
Annual Wage (2) $25,540 $30,840 $38,080 $49,890 $62,530


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 39,250 0.76 $20.79 $43,250
Outpatient Care Centers 21,300 3.48 $18.59 $38,660
Offices of Physicians 20,190 0.86 $18.54 $38,550
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5,220 0.76 $17.02 $35,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,000 0.15 $26.12 $54,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 21,300 3.48 $18.59 $38,660
Offices of Physicians 20,190 0.86 $18.54 $38,550
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,060 0.80 $20.29 $42,200
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,800 0.78 $21.92 $45,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 39,250 0.76 $20.79 $43,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $30.10 $62,610
Other General Merchandise Stores 410 0.03 $27.94 $58,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 3,000 0.15 $26.12 $54,340
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 340 0.15 $25.43 $52,890
Grantmaking and Giving Services 90 0.07 $24.32 $50,580


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 14,460 1.03 1.28 $21.69 $45,110
Texas 7,400 0.72 0.89 $17.71 $36,850
Ohio 7,140 1.43 1.78 $18.80 $39,100
Illinois 6,630 1.19 1.48 $20.57 $42,780
New York 5,360 0.64 0.79 $20.86 $43,390




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)
Ohio 7,140 1.43 1.78 $18.80 $39,100
Washington 3,310 1.22 1.51 $23.25 $48,350
Delaware 490 1.22 1.52 $18.61 $38,700
North Carolina 4,570 1.20 1.49 $17.40 $36,190
Illinois 6,630 1.19 1.48 $20.57 $42,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 440 0.76 0.95 $24.68 $51,330
New Jersey 3,210 0.85 1.06 $23.97 $49,860
Alaska 240 0.75 0.94 $23.94 $49,790
Rhode Island 290 0.64 0.80 $23.51 $48,900
Connecticut 1,270 0.79 0.98 $23.26 $48,390





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,970 1.39 1.72 $20.77 $43,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,470 1.17 1.46 $20.64 $42,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,770 0.55 0.68 $23.25 $48,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,770 0.69 0.86 $19.43 $40,420
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,710 1.37 1.70 $19.48 $40,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,690 1.23 1.53 $23.15 $48,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,550 0.67 0.84 $19.41 $40,370
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,460 1.51 1.88 $19.40 $40,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,320 1.07 1.33 $21.33 $44,370
Columbus, OH 1,300 1.45 1.81 $20.15 $41,910




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
La Crosse, WI-MN 200 2.79 3.47 $18.82 $39,150
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 740 2.77 3.44 $20.90 $43,470
Rochester, MN 270 2.74 3.41 $24.23 $50,390
Carson City, NV 60 2.33 2.90 $18.34 $38,140
Santa Fe, NM 130 2.25 2.80 (8) (8)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 270 2.14 2.66 $13.40 $27,870
Missoula, MT 110 2.09 2.60 $18.77 $39,040
Toledo, OH 580 2.03 2.53 $17.95 $37,340
Pueblo, CO 110 2.01 2.50 $17.71 $36,830
Great Falls, MT 70 2.01 2.51 (8) (8)