Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Chiropractors ; Dentists ; Dietitians and Nutritionists ; Optometrists ; Pharmacists ; Anesthesiologists ; Family and General Practitioners ; Internists, General ; Obstetricians and Gynecologists ; Pediatricians, General ; Psychiatrists ; Surgeons ; Physician Assistants ; Podiatrists ; Registered Nurses ; Audiologists ; Occupational Therapists ; Physical Therapists ; Radiation Therapists ; Recreational Therapists ; Respiratory Therapists ; Speech-Language Pathologists ; Veterinarians ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians ; Dental Hygienists ; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians ; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ; Nuclear Medicine Technologists ; Radiologic Technologists and Technicians ; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ; Dietetic Technicians ; Pharmacy Technicians ; Psychiatric Technicians ; Respiratory Therapy Technicians ; Surgical Technologists ; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians ; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ; Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ; Opticians, Dispensing ; Orthotists and Prosthetists ; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians ; Athletic Trainers; and residual, "All Other", occupations in this major group.

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,173,760 0.4 % $26.62 $55,380 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.49 $15.86 $21.63 $29.24 $43.74
Annual Wage (2) $23,910 $32,980 $44,990 $60,820 $90,990

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(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.

All Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

2003 May National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2003 May State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2003 May Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2003 May National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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