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Salary of Healthcare Support Occupations

The average annual salary of healthcare support occupations is shown in Table 1. Table 2 compares the median salaries across 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 2018 [1].

Table 1. Salary of Healthcare Support Occupations in the United States (2017 Survey)

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,470
25th Percentile Wage
$23,450
50th Percentile Wage
$28,710
75th Percentile Wage
$36,460
90th Percentile Wage
$46,680

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 $46,680. The median annual salary is $28,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,710
2.79% 11.01%
2016
$27,910
3.12% -
2015
$27,040
2.22% -
2014
$26,440
1.36% -
2013
$26,080
2.03% -
2012
$25,550
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Table 2. Compare Salaries of All Healthcare Support Occupations (2017 Survey)

Table 2 shows the median annual wage for each Healthcare Support Occupations in the United States. Note that the median annual salaries vary considerably among healthcare support professions, ranging from $23,210 to $59,310. The highest-paid healthcare support occupations are occupational therapy assistants with a median annual salary of $59,310. The lowest-paid healthcare support occupations in the United States are home health aides with a median annual salary of $23,210. For more salary information about a specific healthcare support profession, use the links in the table.

Occupation Group Median Annual Salary
Occupational Therapy Assistants
$59,310
Physical Therapist Assistants
$57,430
Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
$56,690
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$50,510
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
$46,920
Massage Therapists
$39,990
Dental Assistants
$37,630
Other Healthcare Support Workers
$37,220
Medical Equipment Preparers
$35,370
Medical Transcriptionists
$35,250
Other Healthcare Support Occupations
$33,920
Phlebotomists
$33,670
Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations
$33,660
Medical Assistants
$32,480
Occupational Therapy Aides
$29,200
Nursing Assistants
$27,520
Orderlies
$27,180
Psychiatric Aides
$27,110
Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
$26,140
Pharmacy Aides
$26,120
Physical Therapist Aides
$25,730
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
$25,610
Home Health Aides
$23,210