National » Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

Salary of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

The average annual salary of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of 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 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,430
25th Percentile Wage
$45,330
50th Percentile Wage
$63,420
75th Percentile Wage
$91,180
90th Percentile Wage
$134,930

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 $134,930. The median annual salary is $63,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of healthcare practitioners and technical occupations from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,4201.28%5.08%
201562,6101.44%-
201461,7100.96%-
201361,1201.51%-
201260,200--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (2016 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all healthcare practitioners and technical occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among healthcare practitioners and technical professions and range from $26,350 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 $26,350. 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
General Internists
$196,380
Psychiatrists
$194,740
Family and General Practitioners
$190,490
Other Specialists Dentists
$173,000
General Pediatricians
$168,990
Nurse Anesthetists
$160,270
Dentists
$159,770
General Dentists
$153,900
Prosthodontists
$126,050
Podiatrists
$124,830
Pharmacists
$122,230
Optometrists
$106,140
Physician Assistants
$101,480
Nurse Practitioners
$100,910
Nurse Midwives
$99,770
Veterinarians
$88,770
Physical Therapists
$85,400
Occupational Therapists
$81,910
Radiation Therapists
$80,160
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$77,980
Audiologists
$75,980
Therapists
$75,020
Speech-Language Pathologists
$74,680
Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$74,530
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$74,350
Genetic Counselors
$74,120
Dental Hygienists
$72,910
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$70,920
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$69,650
Registered Nurses
$68,450
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$68,420
Chiropractors
$67,520
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians
$66,820
Orthotists and Prosthetists
$65,630
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians
$61,160
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$61,070
Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
$59,260
Dietitians and Nutritionists
$58,920
Respiratory Therapists
$58,670
Radiologic Technologists
$57,450
Other Therapists
$56,700
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$55,570
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$50,930
Hearing Aid Specialists
$50,250
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$49,780
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$48,820
Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$48,820
Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers
$47,790
Exercise Physiologists
$47,340
Recreational Therapists
$46,410
Athletic Trainers
$45,630
Surgical Technologists
$45,160
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$44,090
Health Technologists and Technicians
$42,750
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians
$42,500
Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$41,070
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$38,950
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
$38,040
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$35,530
Opticians, Dispensing
$35,530
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians
$33,140
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$32,670
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
$32,490
Psychiatric Technicians
$30,970
Pharmacy Technicians
$30,920
Dietetic Technicians
$26,350