Table 2. Employment and mean wages for the largest occupations in offices of physicians, May 2008
Occupation Employment Percent of total industry employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage

Medical assistants

294,380 13.2 $14.10 $29,330

Registered nurses

218,110 9.8 31.28 65,070

Receptionists and information clerks

177,700 7.9 12.42 25,830

Medical secretaries

172,700 7.7 14.41 29,960

Physicians and surgeons, all other

133,530 6.0 93.16 193,780

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

91,170 4.1 17.28 35,940

Billing and posting clerks and machine operators

89,820 4.0 15.56 32,360

First-line supervisors/managers, office and administrative support workers

73,410 3.3 22.63 47,060

Office clerks, general

70,320 3.1 12.35 25,680

Family and general practitioners

69,140 3.1 80.75 167,970

Total, these occupations

1,390,280 62.1 n/a n/a

Industry total

2,237,800 100.0 30.31 63,040

 

Last Modified Date: February 4, 2010