Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6,001,950 $18.73 $21.76 $45,250 1.0 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 11,540 $27.92 $34.10 $70,930 8.8 %
29-1020 Dentists 69,360 $53.21 $51.03 $106,130 4.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 41,320 $17.54 $17.96 $37,350 0.5 %
29-1041 Optometrists 21,400 $37.10 $37.38 $77,750 3.6 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 226,300 $32.16 $30.31 $63,030 0.3 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 25,910 (4) $59.51 $123,780 9.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 134,490 $54.34 $50.04 $104,090 3.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 48,740 (4) $59.27 $123,280 3.9 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 18,780 (4) $65.11 $135,430 5.7 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 18,940 $58.65 $54.21 $112,760 4.3 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 17,870 $55.69 $49.84 $103,660 3.4 %
29-1067 Surgeons 48,450 (4) $65.22 $135,660 3.9 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 56,750 $25.54 $24.35 $50,650 1.1 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 4,470 $51.00 $48.12 $100,090 5.2 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 2,205,430 $20.33 $21.38 $44,470 0.2 %
29-1121 Audiologists 12,950 $20.51 $21.96 $45,670 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (3) 78,950 $23.73 $24.96 $51,910 0.6 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 131,050 $27.08 $28.05 $58,350 0.4 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (3) 12,340 $20.04 $20.84 $43,360 1.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 30,190 $13.47 $14.08 $29,280 0.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists (3) 80,230 $17.38 $17.72 $36,860 0.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 85,920 $22.03 $22.99 $47,820 0.8 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 39,250 $28.19 $31.76 $66,060 1.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (3) 145,750 $18.52 $18.90 $39,310 0.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 142,090 $12.89 $13.67 $28,430 0.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) 90,050 $22.69 $23.15 $48,150 0.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians (3) 41,490 $15.46 $16.00 $33,280 0.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 29,280 $20.35 $21.04 $43,760 0.9 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists (3) 17,880 $19.66 $20.40 $42,430 0.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 177,850 $16.47 $17.07 $35,510 1.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) 172,360 $10.21 $11.19 $23,280 0.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians (3) 29,190 $9.39 $10.09 $21,000 0.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 196,430 $9.11 $9.64 $20,050 0.4 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians (3) 54,560 $10.56 $11.30 $23,510 1.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 33,990 $15.14 $16.07 $33,430 5.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists (3) 64,810 $12.84 $13.25 $27,560 0.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 47,470 $9.89 $10.30 $21,430 1.2 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 688,510 $13.39 $13.95 $29,020 0.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 142,720 $10.37 $11.13 $23,150 0.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 58,860 $11.10 $12.11 $25,190 1.2 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 3,330 $17.94 $21.45 $44,610 8.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 34,840 $18.94 $19.99 $41,590 1.7 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 16,670 (2) (2) $33,650 3.9 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(4) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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