Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 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 6,041,210 $19.75 $23.07 $47,990 0.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 16,740 $32.23 $35.96 $74,790 7.2 %
29-1020 Dentists 90,090 $62.04 $54.24 $112,820 2.8 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 43,030 $18.48 $18.76 $39,020 1.2 %
29-1041 Optometrists 23,880 $39.84 $40.86 $84,980 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 212,660 $34.11 $33.39 $69,440 0.3 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 24,350 (3) $62.35 $129,680 7.1 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 132,620 $54.89 $51.82 $107,780 1.9 %
29-1063 Internists, General 50,450 $68.46 $59.22 $123,180 3.0 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 18,240 (3) $64.16 $133,450 3.9 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 25,580 $60.56 $56.26 $117,020 3.5 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 21,280 $57.04 $51.95 $108,060 2.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 48,770 (3) $66.06 $137,400 2.7 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 55,490 $29.76 $29.17 $60,680 1.4 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 7,870 $51.71 $48.59 $101,070 5.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,189,670 $21.56 $22.31 $46,410 0.3 %
29-1121 Audiologists 11,530 $21.56 $22.92 $47,670 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 75,150 $23.77 $24.10 $50,140 0.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 120,410 $26.35 $27.62 $57,450 0.5 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 13,100 $22.82 $25.59 $53,230 7.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 26,940 $13.77 $14.23 $29,590 0.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 82,670 $18.11 $18.37 $38,220 0.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 82,850 $22.42 $23.31 $48,480 0.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40,270 $29.28 $32.99 $68,620 2.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 144,530 $19.48 $19.84 $41,260 0.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 146,060 $13.24 $13.93 $28,970 0.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 148,460 $24.68 $24.99 $51,980 1.9 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40,080 $16.03 $16.81 $34,960 1.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 31,760 $21.55 $22.03 $45,820 0.8 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 18,030 $21.22 $21.56 $44,850 1.1 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 172,080 $17.31 $17.93 $37,290 0.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 165,530 $10.80 $11.89 $24,740 0.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 28,010 $10.26 $10.98 $22,830 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 190,940 $9.93 $10.38 $21,600 0.4 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 53,350 $11.74 $12.53 $26,060 1.5 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 28,230 $15.80 $16.46 $34,230 2.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 68,590 $13.95 $14.26 $29,660 0.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 50,370 $10.41 $10.93 $22,730 0.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 679,470 $14.15 $14.65 $30,470 0.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 143,870 $10.94 $11.74 $24,430 0.5 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 66,580 $11.75 $12.67 $26,360 1.3 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 4,750 $21.99 $24.32 $50,590 5.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 32,390 $20.55 $21.34 $44,380 0.9 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 13,820 (2) (2) $33,650 2.8 %

About 2000 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) = 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



2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2000 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 Date: November 15, 2001

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