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Salary of Healthcare Support Occupations

The average annual salary of healthcare support occupations is shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare the median salaries of all healthcare support occupations in the United States. The healthcare support occupations salary statistics are from the national compensation survey published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Healthcare Support Occupations in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$42,690
75th Percentile Wage
$33,730
50th Percentile Wage
$26,440
25th Percentile Wage
$21,480
10th Percentile Wage
$18,480

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for healthcare support 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 support occupations is $42,690. The median annual salary is $26,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,480.

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Healthcare Support Occupations

Table 2 shows the median annual wage of all healthcare support occupations in the United States. We note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among healthcare support professions and range from $21,380 to $56,950. The highest paid healthcare support occupations are occupational therapy assistants with a median annual salary of $56,950. The lowest paid healthcare support occupations in the United States are home health aides with a median annual salary of $21,380. For more salary information about a specific healthcare support profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,950
Physical Therapist Assistants
$54,410
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
$52,300
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$44,810
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$41,640
Massage Therapists
$37,180
Dental Assistants
$35,390
Medical Transcriptionists
$34,750
Other Healthcare Support Workers
$34,620
Medical Equipment Preparers
$32,260
Other Healthcare Support Occupations
$31,540
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations
$31,290
Phlebotomists
$30,670
Medical Assistants
$29,960
Occupational Therapy Aides
$26,550
Psychiatric Aides
$26,220
Nursing Assistants
$25,100
Orderlies
$24,650
Physical Therapist Aides
$24,650
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
$23,790
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
$23,570
Pharmacy Aides
$23,200
Home Health Aides
$21,380