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Table: Occupational and Wage Information for the Health and Social Services Industries


Hourly Wage
Title Mean Entry Level Median Experienced Level
All Other Health Service Workers $8.71 $7.34 $8.90 $9.92
All Other Physical and Life Science Technicians and Technologists 16.07 10.52 13.54 18.89
All Other Social Scientists 15.56 12.73 14.56 17.67
Biological Scientists 16.94 14.21 16.78 19.29
Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, except Health 10.34 9.61 10.38 10.92
Chemical Technicians and Technologists, except Health 15.52 9.55 12.44 21.52
Child Care Workers 5.19 5.02 5.29 5.57
Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 6.36 5.30 5.99 7.47
Dental Hygienists 17.84 16.46 17.81 19.16
Dietetic Technicians 8.71 7.42 8.89 9.97
Dietitians and Nutritionists 11.68 5.49 12.48 15.72
Economists, including Market Research Analysts 17.57 16.18 17.76 19.62
Education Administrators 24.14 20.28 23.46 32.48
Food Preparation Workers 5.45 5.07 5.38 5.70
Home Health Aides 7.25 6.47 7.20 7.92
Human Services Workers 8.10 6.64 7.67 9.62
Insurance Claims Clerks 9.60 7.97 9.55 10.86
Licensed Practical Nurses 10.74 9.48 10.53 11.78
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5.62 5.09 5.43 5.94
Medical Records Technicians 8.92 7.12 8.49 10.45
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 14.31 9.70 12.81 20.22
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 14.58 13.39 14.52 15.65
Medical Secretaries 8.67 7.44 8.97 9.93
Medicine and Health Services Managers 19.03 14.27 18.19 22.92
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 7.29 6.23 7.21 8.18
Occupational Therapists 23.50 19.81 22.70 30.36
Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 9.59 6.60 8.88 11.06
Personal and Home Care Aides 5.69 5.12 5.49 6.38
Pharmacists 23.14 18.04 22.72 31.59
Pharmacy Aides 8.45 7.05 8.35 9.88
Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 9.25 7.08 8.41 10.82
Physical Therapists 22.59 19.16 21.83 26.05
Physicians and Surgeons 44.68 41.55 51.17 59.62
Physician's Assistants 22.01 19.39 21.51 23.62
Psychologists 20.07 17.37 19.29 22.26
Radiologic Technologists 12.50 10.63 11.96 14.11
Recreation Workers 9.24 5.31 6.49 10.41
Recreational Therapists 11.90 9.12 10.98 14.83
Registered Nurses 14.93 13.20 14.68 16.69
Respiratory Therapists 13.13 11.06 13.58 15.27
Social Workers, except Medical and Psychiatric 12.82 11.33 12.89 14.99
Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 13.99 11.15 13.22 16.97
Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 17.85 12.60 17.17 21.86
Surgical Technologists and Technicians 8.93 7.41 8.89 10.08
Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 13.43 11.78 12.79 14.98


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