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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. 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 BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$133,600
75th Percentile Wage
$87,840
50th Percentile Wage
$61,710
25th Percentile Wage
$43,920
10th Percentile Wage
$31,570

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 $133,600. The median annual salary is $61,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,570.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

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 $25,780 to $181,880. The highest paid healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are psychiatrists with a median annual salary of $181,880. The lowest paid healthcare practitioners and technical occupations in the United States are dietetic technicians with a median annual salary of $25,780. For more salary information about a specific healthcare practitioners and technical profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Psychiatrists
$181,880
Family and General Practitioners
$180,180
Other Specialists Dentists
$170,110
General Pediatricians
$163,350
Dentists
$154,640
Nurse Anesthetists
$153,780
General Dentists
$149,540
Pharmacists
$120,950
Podiatrists
$120,700
Optometrists
$101,410
Prosthodontists
$100,280
Nurse Midwives
$96,970
Physician Assistants
$95,820
Nurse Practitioners
$95,350
Veterinarians
$87,590
Physical Therapists
$82,390
Radiation Therapists
$80,090
Occupational Therapists
$78,810
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$75,430
Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$73,400
Audiologists
$73,060
Therapists
$72,300
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$72,100
Speech-Language Pathologists
$71,550
Dental Hygienists
$71,520
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$69,210
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$67,530
Genetic Counselors
$67,500
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$67,090
Chiropractors
$66,720
Registered Nurses
$66,640
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians
$65,360
Orthotists and Prosthetists
$64,040
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians
$59,560
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$59,430
Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
$57,210
Dietitians and Nutritionists
$56,950
Respiratory Therapists
$56,730
Other Therapists
$55,900
Radiologic Technologists
$55,870
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$54,330
Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers
$49,430
Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
$49,310
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$48,120
Respiratory Therapy Technicians
$47,810
Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers
$46,860
Exercise Physiologists
$46,270
Recreational Therapists
$44,000
Athletic Trainers
$43,370
Surgical Technologists
$43,350
Hearing Aid Specialists
$43,010
Miscellaneous Health Technologists and Technicians
$42,700
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
$42,490
Health Technologists and Technicians
$41,430
Other Health Technologists and Technicians
$41,420
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
$38,370
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
$35,900
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
$35,230
Opticians, Dispensing
$34,280
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians
$32,040
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
$31,700
Psychiatric Technicians
$31,130
Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
$31,070
Pharmacy Technicians
$29,810
Dietetic Technicians
$25,780