Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

29-2799 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 29-2057 Ophthalmic Medical Technicians, 29-2092 Hearing Aid Specialists, 29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
87,900 1.8 % $20.31 $42,240 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.30 $14.84 $18.49 $24.50 $31.04
Annual Wage (2) $25,590 $30,860 $38,460 $50,970 $64,560


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,480 0.75 $20.62 $42,900
Outpatient Care Centers 16,420 2.77 $18.80 $39,100
Offices of Physicians 12,490 0.54 $18.70 $38,890
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 3,310 0.50 $17.01 $35,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,890 0.14 $25.92 $53,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 16,420 2.77 $18.80 $39,100
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,180 0.87 $19.74 $41,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 38,480 0.75 $20.62 $42,900
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 1,660 0.73 $21.08 $43,840
Offices of Physicians 12,490 0.54 $18.70 $38,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 250 0.11 $28.40 $59,070
State Government (OES Designation) 400 0.02 $26.95 $56,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,890 0.14 $25.92 $53,900
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 0.01 $24.99 $51,970
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) $24.24 $50,430


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,060 0.86 1.25 $22.31 $46,400
Illinois 7,560 1.37 1.98 $19.81 $41,200
Texas 6,260 0.62 0.90 $17.60 $36,620
Ohio 5,930 1.21 1.74 $18.76 $39,020
New York 4,970 0.60 0.86 $20.65 $42,950




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 7,560 1.37 1.98 $19.81 $41,200
Ohio 5,930 1.21 1.74 $18.76 $39,020
Washington 3,010 1.12 1.61 $23.61 $49,110
Oregon 1,730 1.11 1.60 $19.78 $41,130
Wisconsin 2,810 1.08 1.56 $22.63 $47,070




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 850 0.33 0.48 $27.32 $56,810
Connecticut 620 0.39 0.57 $25.51 $53,060
Vermont 90 0.32 0.46 $25.08 $52,160
Alaska 200 0.65 0.94 $24.81 $51,610
New Mexico 380 0.49 0.71 $24.21 $50,360

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,770 1.63 2.36 $19.80 $41,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,730 0.98 1.41 $21.08 $43,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,560 0.51 0.74 $22.98 $47,800
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,640 1.32 1.91 $20.25 $42,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,490 1.11 1.60 $23.25 $48,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,460 0.59 0.85 $19.01 $39,530
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,160 1.20 1.74 $19.65 $40,870
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,140 1.18 1.71 $18.90 $39,310
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,140 0.92 1.33 $21.77 $45,280
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 1,110 1.16 1.67 $21.40 $44,510




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Fe, NM 200 3.25 4.70 $25.15 $52,320
Durham, NC 780 2.94 4.25 $20.70 $43,060
Rochester, MN 270 2.69 3.89 $23.64 $49,180
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 130 2.38 3.44 $20.67 $43,000
Chico, CA 160 2.36 3.42 $21.86 $45,470
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 220 2.32 3.35 $31.87 $66,280
Grand Junction, CO 130 2.31 3.33 (8) (8)
Carson City, NV 60 2.09 3.02 $17.68 $36,770
Toledo, OH 570 2.00 2.89 $18.27 $38,010
Pueblo, CO 110 1.94 2.81 $18.25 $37,960




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 220 2.32 3.35 $31.87 $66,280
Bloomington-Normal, IL (8) (8) (8) $31.37 $65,240
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 150 1.16 1.68 $30.43 $63,300
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 170 0.29 0.42 $29.23 $60,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 780 0.92 1.32 $29.01 $60,350
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.21 0.31 $28.94 $60,190
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 40 0.93 1.35 $28.61 $59,510
Wausau, WI 50 0.74 1.07 $28.42 $59,120
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 230 1.07 1.55 $28.25 $58,760
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 400 0.57 0.82 $27.98 $58,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 1.88 2.72 $21.40 $44,510
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 2.43 3.51 $12.50 $26,010
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.36 1.97 $21.31 $44,330
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 0.67 0.98 $15.44 $32,110
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.05 1.51 $18.59 $38,660

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 260 2.43 3.51 $12.50 $26,010
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 320 1.88 2.72 $21.40 $44,510
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 170 1.63 2.36 $12.90 $26,830
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 200 1.36 1.97 $21.31 $44,330
Southern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 70 1.18 1.71 $17.44 $36,280

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 0.41 $30.03 $62,470
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.54 0.78 $27.46 $57,110
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 0.88 $27.04 $56,240
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 100 0.74 1.07 $23.86 $49,630
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 0.41 $23.71 $49,330


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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