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Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations had employment of 8.8 million in May 2021

April 11, 2022

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations had employment of 8.8 million in May 2021, representing 6.2 percent of total national employment. California had the largest employment of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations at 901,180. Texas, Florida, and New York also had employment levels of over 500,000 for these occupations.

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations employment and annual mean wage by state, May 2021

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations employment and annual mean wage by state, May 2021
State Employment Annual mean wage

California

901,180 $115,220

Hawaii

31,300 113,370

New Jersey

234,920 112,860

District of Columbia

28,580 106,340

Alaska

19,460 105,660

Washington

171,040 105,190

Massachusetts

240,050 103,740

New Hampshire

39,220 103,540

Oregon

99,910 103,220

New York

541,830 102,510

Rhode Island

32,000 102,380

Maryland

165,380 101,330

Connecticut

103,420 100,300

Minnesota

190,180 97,810

Colorado

146,210 93,060

Delaware

30,840 92,700

Nevada

68,720 92,670

Arizona

173,790 91,820

Montana

29,890 90,900

Wisconsin

175,720 90,840

New Mexico

47,120 90,750

Virginia

217,480 90,410

Wyoming

14,400 90,290

Nebraska

60,260 90,150

Maine

41,370 89,840

Vermont

19,690 87,920

Michigan

281,180 87,310

Illinois

347,820 87,150

Indiana

191,460 84,910

Pennsylvania

411,660 84,800

Texas

667,240 84,310

Idaho

44,920 84,190

Georgia

250,410 83,100

Florida

563,590 82,890

Utah

75,960 82,410

Ohio

369,120 80,890

North Carolina

289,650 80,570

South Carolina

128,190 80,470

Iowa

85,880 79,760

Missouri

186,250 78,670

Kansas

86,380 78,520

Oklahoma

101,600 78,280

Kentucky

130,900 78,230

Arkansas

79,780 78,040

North Dakota

29,690 77,770

Tennessee

204,810 77,460

West Virginia

57,790 75,670

South Dakota

33,470 75,120

Louisiana

133,150 74,320

Alabama

131,260 71,790

Mississippi

81,620 69,660

The annual mean wage across all healthcare practitioners and technical occupations was $91,100, compared with the U.S. average wage of $58,260. California ($115,220), Hawaii ($113,370), and New Jersey ($112,860) had the highest annual mean wage for these occupations. In total, 12 states and the District of Columbia had annual mean wages of $100,000 or greater for these occupations.

These data are from the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program. To learn more, see Occupational Employment and Wages — May 2021 and the occupational profile for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations had employment of 8.8 million in May 2021 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/healthcare-practitioners-and-technical-occupations-had-employment-of-8-8-million-in-may-2021.htm (visited August 18, 2022).

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