Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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 ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory 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)
7,854,380 0.3 % $36.54 $76,010 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.18 $21.12 $29.67 $42.23 $64.23
Annual Wage (2) $31,570 $43,920 $61,710 $87,840 $133,600


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 2,892,130 55.11 $34.43 $71,600
Offices of Physicians 1,034,900 42.13 $56.92 $118,390
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 428,460 25.86 $25.76 $53,590
Health and Personal Care Stores 358,620 35.14 $30.53 $63,510
Home Health Care Services 307,220 24.47 $31.54 $65,610

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 2,892,130 55.11 $34.43 $71,600
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 152,210 54.78 $18.42 $38,310
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 124,650 50.55 $35.80 $74,470
Offices of Physicians 1,034,900 42.13 $56.92 $118,390
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 104,150 41.75 $30.92 $64,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,034,900 42.13 $56.92 $118,390
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 380 0.52 $52.07 $108,300
Offices of Dentists 299,350 33.95 $51.21 $106,510
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation 30 0.08 $46.70 $97,140
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 199,330 10.08 $45.31 $94,240


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 737,820 48.80 0.84 $44.56 $92,690
Texas 584,740 52.07 0.90 $35.34 $73,510
New York 504,800 57.29 0.99 $40.72 $84,690
Florida 475,220 62.00 1.07 $34.56 $71,880
Pennsylvania 366,220 64.77 1.11 $34.77 $72,330



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 56,350 79.62 1.37 $30.23 $62,870
Massachusetts 235,250 70.81 1.22 $41.27 $85,840
Maine 40,930 69.81 1.20 $37.10 $77,160
South Dakota 28,470 69.56 1.20 $30.78 $64,030
Mississippi 75,140 68.68 1.18 $29.92 $62,230



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 737,820 48.80 0.84 $44.56 $92,690
District of Columbia 31,010 45.96 0.79 $43.53 $90,530
Alaska 16,570 50.99 0.88 $42.87 $89,170
Oregon 91,290 54.23 0.93 $42.69 $88,790
Hawaii 28,710 46.87 0.81 $42.24 $87,860




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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 282,750 52.45 0.90 $43.85 $91,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 204,500 50.41 0.87 $43.71 $90,920
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 202,230 53.90 0.93 $36.40 $75,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 135,800 47.76 0.82 $37.88 $78,780
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 128,410 71.53 1.23 $42.86 $89,160
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 120,170 64.54 1.11 $37.26 $77,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 118,260 49.52 0.85 $37.32 $77,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 112,780 50.38 0.87 $37.47 $77,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 99,670 41.91 0.72 $42.22 $87,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 96,050 52.64 0.91 $39.56 $82,290