Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 4. Employment and mean wages for the largest occupations in hospitals, May 2008
Occupation Employment Percent of total industry employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage

Registered nurses

1,535,440 27.7 31.97 66,490

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

421,850 7.6 12.53 26,060

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

180,930 3.3 18.95 39,410

Radiologic technologists and technicians

128,060 2.3 25.88 53,820

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

125,490 2.3 10.83 22,520

Medical secretaries

114,180 2.1 14.79 30,760

Medical and health services managers

105,870 1.9 45.22 94,060

Office clerks, general

105,870 1.9 13.75 28,600

Medical and clinical laboratory technologists

102,390 1.9 26.41 54,930

Interviewers, except eligibility and loan

93,040 1.7 14.07 29,270

Total, these occupations

2,913,120 52.6 n/a n/a

Industry Total

5,536,100 100.0 24.44 50,840

Last Modified Date: February 4, 2010

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