Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations

SOC major groups



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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

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Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 6,469,920 $23.30 $28.03 $58,310 0.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 22,730 $32.66 $40.40 $84,020 3.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 86,360 $58.86 $63.78 $132,660 2.0 %
29-1022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 4,380 (5) $81.54 $169,600 5.6 %
29-1023 Orthodontists 5,670 (5) $73.67 $153,240 6.5 %
29-1024 Prosthodontists 550 (5) $75.34 $156,710 7.8 %
29-1029 Dentists, All Other Specialists 3,220 $41.05 $50.98 $106,040 10.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 47,820 $21.33 $21.87 $45,490 0.4 %
29-1041 Optometrists 23,190 $42.45 $46.29 $96,290 2.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 226,200 $41.91 $41.78 $86,910 0.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 26,140 (5) $83.95 $174,610 2.0 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 108,800 $65.47 $66.33 $137,980 1.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 50,500 (5) $75.38 $156,790 1.5 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists 22,100 (5) $83.89 $174,490 1.9 %
29-1065 Pediatricians, General 26,870 $65.12 $67.31 $140,000 1.7 %
29-1066 Psychiatrists 22,500 (5) $72.78 $151,380 3.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 55,390 (5) $87.43 $181,850 1.2 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 174,270 $67.10 $65.91 $137,100 1.5 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 63,140 $33.29 $32.93 $68,500 1.1 %
29-1081 Podiatrists 6,940 $46.78 $53.43 $111,130 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,338,530 $25.79 $26.77 $55,680 0.2 %
29-1121 Audiologists 9,830 $25.50 $27.51 $57,220 2.0 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 86,710 $26.75 $27.70 $57,610 0.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 145,210 $29.60 $30.62 $63,690 0.3 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists 14,040 $29.06 $30.18 $62,780 1.7 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 23,350 $15.96 $16.72 $34,780 0.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 94,500 $21.24 $21.79 $45,310 0.3 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 93,200 $25.86 $27.33 $56,850 0.8 %
29-1129 Therapists, All Other 8,380 $19.92 $21.59 $44,900 3.3 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 48,290 $32.83 $36.69 $76,320 1.4 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 60,410 $27.49 $43.76 $91,020 4.2 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 154,180 $22.46 $22.89 $47,610 0.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 143,610 $15.11 $15.78 $32,820 0.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 158,130 $28.53 $28.74 $59,790 1.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 43,320 $18.97 $19.60 $40,770 0.6 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 42,500 $25.79 $26.36 $54,820 0.7 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 18,120 $27.91 $29.22 $60,780 3.0 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 183,960 $21.51 $22.07 $45,900 0.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 191,070 $12.32 $13.43 $27,940 0.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 24,210 $11.23 $12.21 $25,390 0.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 265,190 $11.62 $12.09 $25,150 0.4 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 62,960 $12.55 $13.80 $28,710 1.2 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 21,970 $18.00 $18.19 $37,840 0.5 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 82,070 $16.56 $17.10 $35,560 0.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 61,110 $12.19 $12.66 $26,330 0.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 706,360 $16.66 $17.11 $35,580 0.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 159,580 $12.55 $13.54 $28,160 0.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 66,000 $13.77 $14.65 $30,470 1.3 %
29-2091 Orthotists and Prosthetists 4,960 $25.33 $28.64 $59,560 4.0 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 69,710 $16.39 $17.80 $37,010 0.9 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 35,950 $25.31 $26.16 $54,410 0.6 %
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 10,560 $20.83 $21.95 $45,650 1.3 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 14,450 (4) (4) $35,880 1.6 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 50,760 $16.00 $18.62 $38,720 1.3 %

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

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

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



November 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download November 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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