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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 the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Healthcare Support Occupations in the United States (2016 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,780
25th Percentile Wage
$22,690
50th Percentile Wage
$27,910
75th Percentile Wage
$35,580
90th Percentile Wage
$45,620

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 $45,620. The median annual salary is $27,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201627,9103.12%8.46%
201527,0402.22%-
201426,4401.36%-
201326,0802.03%-
201225,550--

Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Healthcare Support Occupations (2016 Survey)

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 $22,600 to $59,010. The highest paid healthcare support occupations are occupational therapy assistants with a median annual salary of $59,010. The lowest paid healthcare support occupations in the United States are home health aides with a median annual salary of $22,600. For more salary information about a specific healthcare support profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Occupational Therapy Assistants
$59,010
Physical Therapist Assistants
$56,610
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
$56,070
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$48,970
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$45,290
Massage Therapists
$39,860
Dental Assistants
$36,940
Other Healthcare Support Workers
$36,330
Medical Transcriptionists
$35,720
Medical Equipment Preparers
$34,400
Other Healthcare Support Occupations
$33,170
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations
$32,880
Phlebotomists
$32,710
Medical Assistants
$31,540
Occupational Therapy Aides
$28,330
Psychiatric Aides
$26,720
Orderlies
$26,690
Nursing Assistants
$26,590
Physical Therapist Aides
$25,680
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
$25,250
Pharmacy Aides
$25,240
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
$24,810
Home Health Aides
$22,600