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Salary of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

The average annual salary of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations is shown in Table 1. Table 2 compares the median salaries across all healthcare practitioners and technical occupations in the United States. The healthcare practitioners and technical occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,990
25th Percentile Wage
$46,340
50th Percentile Wage
$64,770
75th Percentile Wage
$93,160
90th Percentile Wage
$137,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for healthcare practitioners and technical occupations. The salary is shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) healthcare practitioners and technical occupations is $137,890. The median annual salary is $64,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,990.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,770
2.08% 7.06%
2016
$63,420
1.28% -
2015
$62,610
1.44% -
2014
$61,710
0.96% -
2013
$61,120
1.51% -
2012
$60,200
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among healthcare practitioners and technical professions, ranging from $26,500 to $206,920. The highest-paid healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are other physicians and surgeons with a median annual salary of $206,920. The lowest-paid healthcare practitioners and technical occupations in the United States are dietetic technicians with a median annual salary of $26,500. For more salary information about a specific healthcare practitioners and technical profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Other Physicians and Surgeons
$206,920
Family and General Practitioners
$198,740
Psychiatrists
$194,740
General Internists
$192,930
Other Specialists Dentists
$190,840
Prosthodontists
$185,150
General Pediatricians
$172,650
Nurse Anesthetists
$165,120
Dentists
$158,120
General Dentists
$151,440
Podiatrists
$127,740
Pharmacists
$124,170
Optometrists
$110,300
Physician Assistants
$104,860
Nurse Practitioners
$103,880
Nurse Midwives
$100,590
Veterinarians
$90,420
Physical Therapists
$86,850
Occupational Therapists
$83,200
Radiation Therapists
$80,570
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$79,480
Genetic Counselors
$77,480
Speech-Language Pathologists
$76,610
Therapists
$76,530
Audiologists
$75,920
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$75,660
Dental Hygienists
$74,070
Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$73,830
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$71,780
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$71,410
Registered Nurses
$70,000
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$69,930
Chiropractors
$68,640
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians
$67,720
Orthotists and Prosthetists
$66,240
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians
$62,350
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$61,070
Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
$60,710
Respiratory Therapists
$59,710
Dietitians and Nutritionists
$59,410
Radiologic Technologists
$58,440
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$55,270
Hearing Aid Specialists
$54,860
Other Therapists
$53,850
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$51,770
Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$51,530
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$50,350
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$49,960
Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers
$49,340
Exercise Physiologists
$49,090
Recreational Therapists
$47,680
Athletic Trainers
$46,630
Surgical Technologists
$46,310
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$45,030
Health Technologists and Technicians
$43,590
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians
$43,420
Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$41,800
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
$39,180
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$38,950
Opticians, Dispensing
$36,250
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$35,910
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians
$33,860
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
$33,400
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$33,380
Pharmacy Technicians
$31,750
Psychiatric Technicians
$31,670
Dietetic Technicians
$26,500