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Highest Paying Industries for Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners

The top 100 highest paying industries for health diagnosing and treating practitioners (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $174,670, medical and diagnostic laboratories is the highest paying industry for health diagnosing and treating practitioners. It is followed by offices of dentists industry (average annual salary $156,730). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of health diagnosing and treating practitioners in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Industries for Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$174,670
8,940
2 Offices of Dentists
$156,730
104,900
3 Other General Merchandise Stores
$132,900
16,370
4 General Merchandise Stores
$130,030
29,460
5 Department Stores
$126,160
13,100
6 Warehousing and Storage
$123,010
220
7 Offices of Physicians
$122,470
728,430
8 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$121,690
n/a
9 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$121,690
n/a
10 Retail Trade
$121,460
194,110
11 Grocery Stores
$121,290
23,630
12 Food and Beverage Stores
$121,290
23,630
13 Other Information Services
$120,860
60
14 Pharmacies and Drug Stores
$120,620
128,130
15 Health and Personal Care Stores
$119,330
136,570
16 Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$119,270
4,170
17 Nonstore Retailers
$118,740
4,430
18 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers
$117,540
6,510
19 Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$117,350
6,580
20 Software Publishers
$111,780
30
21 Wholesale Trade
$110,290
9,490
22 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$109,390
680
23 Direct Selling Establishments
$108,710
260
24 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$103,370
610
25 Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$100,790
40
26 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$100,780
940
27 Offices of Optometrists
$98,010
20,550
28 Chemical Manufacturing
$94,560
770
29 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$91,920
1,464,800
30 Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$89,890
60
31 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$89,890
60
32 Other Personal Services
$89,000
250
33 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$88,970
140,100
34 Federal government, including USPS
$88,920
140,220
35 Spectator Sports
$88,020
150
36 Oil and Gas Extraction
$87,790
80
37 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$87,720
3,630
38 Veterinary Services
$87,680
57,540
39 Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds
$87,540
70
40 Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$87,520
58,130
41 Scientific Research and Development Services
$86,050
5,270
42 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$85,780
490
43 Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles
$85,380
80
44 Mining
$85,220
100
45 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$84,900
74,130
46 Information
$84,810
710
47 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$82,860
50
48 Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$82,590
6,600
49 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$82,180
4,330
50 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$81,020
15,290
51 Office Administrative Services
$80,460
4,630
52 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$80,050
200
53 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$79,040
18,230
54 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$78,650
30
55 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$78,440
133,990
56 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$78,380
215,680
57 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$78,250
251,080
58 Federal, State, and Local Government
$78,250
251,080
59 Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$77,660
28,070
60 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$76,940
220
61 Outpatient Care Centers
$76,780
173,090
62 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$76,390
700
63 Transportation and Warehousing
$75,650
730
64 Temporary Help Services
$74,980
53,360
65 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$74,940
14,370
66 Employment Services
$74,920
69,100
67 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$74,800
75,650
68 Administrative and Support Services
$74,790
75,600
69 Health Care and Social Assistance
$74,440
3,969,530
70 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$74,420
95,460
71 Social Advocacy Organizations
$74,400
1,130
72 Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$74,130
60
73 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$73,930
87,660
74 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$73,340
55,630
75 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$72,750
8,440
76 Ship and Boat Building
$72,600
30
77 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
$72,580
90
78 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$72,200
310
79 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$72,200
330
80 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$72,090
230
81 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$71,750
530
82 Hospitals - State government owned
$71,670
104,750
83 Rail Transportation
$71,550
90
84 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$71,410
250
85 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$71,380
75,120
86 Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$71,270
120
87 Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,210
1,878,300
88 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$71,190
300
89 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,150
1,767,150
90 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$71,090
1,150
91 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$71,030
1,710
92 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,770
2,214,870
93 Insurance Carriers
$70,760
22,540
94 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$70,670
2,071,980
95 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$70,660
4,140
96 Depository Credit Intermediation
$70,650
40
97 Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$70,630
30
98 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$70,590
3,730
99 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$70,550
50
100 Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers
$70,530
1,030