Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6,118,970 $20.56 $24.01 $49,930 0.4 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 18,060 $32.89 $36.96 $76,870 4.6 %
29-1020 Dentists 87,810 $61.95 $53.27 $110,790 2.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 43,200 $19.43 $19.74 $41,070 0.7 %
29-1041 Optometrists 24,230 $41.14 $42.30 $87,980 3.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 223,630 $36.00 $35.02 $72,830 0.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 24,700 (5) $63.31 $131,680 5.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 135,290 $56.92 $52.89 $110,020 2.3 %
29-1063 Internists, General 53,310 (5) $61.03 $126,930 3.4 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 17,230 (5) $64.15 $133,430 3.4 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 24,150 $60.79 $56.03 $116,550 2.8 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 21,620 $60.80 $54.60 $113,570 2.2 %
29-1067 Surgeons 48,920 (5) $65.89 $137,040 2.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 56,200 $30.75 $30.00 $62,410 1.3 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 7,620 $45.86 $45.43 $94,500 5.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,217,990 $22.44 $23.19 $48,240 0.2 %
29-1121 Audiologists 11,040 $22.55 $23.89 $49,700 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 77,080 $24.70 $25.10 $52,210 0.5 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 126,450 $27.20 $28.43 $59,130 0.4 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 13,460 $23.57 $25.71 $53,480 4.3 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 26,830 $14.44 $14.92 $31,020 0.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 82,930 $18.93 $19.17 $39,870 0.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 83,110 $23.32 $24.20 $50,330 0.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 41,240 $29.81 $33.25 $69,150 1.5 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 145,400 $20.31 $20.70 $43,060 0.4 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 146,920 $13.85 $14.52 $30,200 0.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 149,880 $26.30 $27.30 $56,770 3.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 40,990 $16.83 $17.55 $36,510 0.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 32,990 $22.59 $23.08 $48,010 0.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 17,360 $22.79 $24.65 $51,270 8.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 168,240 $18.12 $18.68 $38,860 0.5 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 170,690 $11.14 $12.24 $25,450 0.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 28,940 $10.48 $11.23 $23,360 1.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 207,140 $10.40 $10.82 $22,510 0.5 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 59,750 $12.17 $12.94 $26,920 1.1 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 28,700 $16.27 $16.93 $35,220 1.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 67,460 $14.47 $14.77 $30,710 0.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 51,790 $10.78 $11.36 $23,620 0.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 683,790 $14.75 $15.14 $31,490 0.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 142,170 $11.31 $12.20 $25,370 0.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 63,120 $12.55 $13.49 $28,060 1.4 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 4,480 $22.65 $24.77 $51,510 3.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 38,800 $21.56 $22.21 $46,190 0.7 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 12,580 (4) (4) $35,380 2.1 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

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

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


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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: December 23, 2002

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