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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
8,021,800 0.3 % $37.40 $77,800 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.41 $21.49 $30.10 $43.18 $64.95
Annual Wage (2) $32,050 $44,690 $62,610 $89,810 $135,090


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 2,926,350 55.47 $35.25 $73,330
Offices of Physicians 1,070,680 42.67 $58.32 $121,300
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 435,530 26.34 $26.33 $54,770
Health and Personal Care Stores 369,860 35.67 $30.65 $63,760
Home Health Care Services 318,210 24.50 $31.92 $66,400

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 2,926,350 55.47 $35.25 $73,330
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 153,520 53.98 $19.00 $39,510
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 127,750 51.29 $36.59 $76,110
Offices of Physicians 1,070,680 42.67 $58.32 $121,300
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 103,040 40.43 $32.47 $67,540

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 1,070,680 42.67 $58.32 $121,300
Offices of Dentists 304,190 33.83 $52.41 $109,020
Software Publishers 90 0.03 $48.87 $101,650
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.42 $48.84 $101,590
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 420 0.57 $47.53 $98,850


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 749,930 48.39 0.83 $45.78 $95,230
Texas 615,160 53.16 0.91 $35.84 $74,540
New York 510,770 56.85 0.98 $41.66 $86,660
Florida 492,720 62.17 1.07 $35.21 $73,240
Pennsylvania 377,580 66.13 1.14 $35.21 $73,250



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 56,950 80.55 1.38 $31.25 $65,000
Maine 41,150 69.56 1.20 $38.15 $79,350
South Dakota 28,700 69.44 1.19 $32.07 $66,700
Massachusetts 233,920 68.86 1.18 $43.53 $90,530
Mississippi 75,310 68.05 1.17 $31.21 $64,920



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 749,930 48.39 0.83 $45.78 $95,230
Alaska 16,760 51.20 0.88 $44.07 $91,670
Hawaii 30,220 48.75 0.84 $43.54 $90,560
Massachusetts 233,920 68.86 1.18 $43.53 $90,530
District of Columbia 30,100 44.53 0.77 $43.41 $90,290




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 342,420 52.85 0.91 $44.76 $93,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 202,680 49.39 0.85 $44.55 $92,660
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 194,780 54.54 0.94 $37.46 $77,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 145,340 49.60 0.85 $37.80 $78,630
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 120,680 68.51 1.18 $45.61 $94,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120,470 48.57 0.83 $38.89 $80,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 118,230 50.75 0.87 $37.89 $78,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 101,430 41.96 0.72 $42.09 $87,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 101,060 53.75 0.92 $40.30 $83,820
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 99,270 52.92 0.91 $37.19 $77,360