TENNESSEE OCCUPATIONAL WAGES
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Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

Occupation Occ. code Est. empl. Mean wage Entry wage Exp. wage 25th pct Median wage 75th pct
HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS 29-0000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dietitians and Nutritionists 29-1031 100 46,550 29,360 55,140 38,690 49,790 56,630
    22.40 14.10 26.50 18.60 23.95 27.25
Optometrists 29-1041 50 122,740 83,330 142,450 93,210 108,430 120,950
    59.00 40.05 68.50 44.80 52.15 58.15
Pharmacists 29-1051 570 120,370 100,020 130,550 108,110 124,060 139,090
    57.85 48.10 62.75 52.00 59.65 66.85
Family and General Practitioners 29-1062 N/A 242,020 199,740 >$145,600 >$145,600 >$145,600 >$145,600
    116.35 96.05 >$70 >$70 >$70 >$70
Internists, General 29-1063 40 202,570 94,180 >$145,600 134,560 >$145,600 >$145,600
    97.40 45.30 >$70 64.70 >$70 >$70
Obstetricians and Gynecologists 29-1064 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Psychiatrists 29-1066 30 144,160 125,580 153,460 130,540 145,760 165,840
    69.30 60.40 73.80 62.75 70.10 79.75
Surgeons 29-1067 270 244,130 203,270 >$145,600 >$145,600 >$145,600 >$145,600
    117.35 97.75 >$70 >$70 >$70 >$70
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 29-1069 390 224,010 147,610 >$145,600 174,000 >$145,600 >$145,600
    107.70 70.95 >$70 83.65 >$70 >$70
Physician Assistants 29-1071 170 87,610 62,130 100,350 71,280 87,140 105,270
    42.10 29.85 48.25 34.25 41.90 50.60
Podiatrists 29-1081 N/A 154,090 113,120 174,570 124,010 135,830 147,640
    74.10 54.40 83.95 59.60 65.30 71.00
Registered Nurses 29-1111 6,120 57,490 43,850 64,320 47,180 54,310 61,240
    27.65 21.10 30.90 22.70 26.10 29.45
Occupational Therapists 29-1122 330 73,750 58,910 81,170 62,720 73,030 85,710
    35.45 28.30 39.00 30.15 35.10 41.20
Physical Therapists 29-1123 620 75,220 59,270 83,190 64,710 74,820 86,940
    36.15 28.50 40.00 31.10 35.95 41.80
Radiation Therapists 29-1124 N/A 62,620 48,380 69,740 51,430 57,530 70,340
    30.10 23.25 33.55 24.75 27.65 33.80
Recreational Therapists 29-1125 30 35,170 30,900 37,310 31,720 34,940 38,210
    16.90 14.85 17.95 15.25 16.80 18.35
Respiratory Therapists 29-1126 340 50,750 41,050 55,590 44,980 51,840 57,190
    24.40 19.75 26.75 21.60 24.90 27.50
Speech-Language Pathologists 29-1127 240 65,460 48,970 73,700 52,970 63,900 77,090
    31.45 23.55 35.45 25.45 30.70 37.05
Exercise Physiologists 29-1128 N/A 47,510 35,180 53,680 37,220 46,620 56,740
    22.85 16.90 25.80 17.90 22.40 27.30
Veterinarians 29-1131 90 101,790 61,040 122,160 68,780 83,590 111,540
    48.95 29.35 58.75 33.05 40.20 53.60
Audiologists 29-1181 10 62,300 47,950 69,480 51,980 64,080 71,840
    29.95 23.05 33.40 25.00 30.80 34.55
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 29-2011 310 54,800 44,260 60,070 48,990 55,240 61,540
    26.35 21.30 28.90 23.55 26.55 29.60
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 29-2012 330 38,560 25,360 45,160 27,740 38,420 49,620
    18.55 12.20 21.70 13.35 18.45 23.85
Dental Hygienists 29-2021 200 56,530 41,540 64,020 46,180 60,470 68,100
    27.20 19.95 30.80 22.20 29.05 32.75
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 29-2031 160 57,370 44,490 63,810 50,150 58,580 67,920
    27.60 21.40 30.70 24.10 28.15 32.65
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 29-2032 130 57,630 44,610 64,140 49,020 56,700 66,790
    27.70 21.45 30.85 23.55 27.25 32.10
Nuclear Medicine Technologists 29-2033 50 60,870 51,210 65,700 53,770 60,780 69,320
    29.25 24.60 31.60 25.85 29.20 33.35
Radiologic Technologists and Technicians* 29-2037 550 52,320 41,190 57,880 44,770 52,230 59,440
    25.15 19.80 27.85 21.50 25.10 28.60
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29-2041 540 28,620 22,290 31,790 24,410 27,600 31,100
    13.75 10.70 15.30 11.75 13.25 14.95
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Entry and Experienced wages represent the mean of the lower third and the mean of the upper two-thirds of the wage distribution respectively. The OES survey does not collect information for entry or experienced workers. Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Employment Security Division, Labor Market Information. Publish date May 2012.