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Salaries for Healthcare Careers

Learn about healthcare career salaries for the most popular jobs in the allied health field.

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February 26, 2021 · 2 min read

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All Allied Health Schools Staff

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Find out What to Expect from Healthcare Salaries

While your career focus may be the biggest factor in your expected earnings, it’s certainly not the only one. Here are other factors that help shape health care salaries:

  • Location – You may earn more living in a city than in a rural area.
  • Education level – A higher level of education usually receives higher pay.
  • Experience – More experience equals more compensation.
  • Job title – Job titles indicate experience, training and responsibility.
  • Employer – Bigger employers often pay higher than smaller employers.

Healthcare Salaries by Specialty

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Job Title

Average Annual Salary*

  • $98,770
  • $54,780
  • $36,480

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Medical Scientist; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians; Phlebotomist.

Communication Sciences

Job Title

Average Annual Salary*

  • $83,900
  • $82,000

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists.

Medical Careers

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Medical Assistants, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians, Medical Transcriptionists, Dental Assistants, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians.

Medical Imaging

Average Annual Salary*

  • $75,780
  • $63,120

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Radiologic Technologists, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Nursing

Average Annual Salary*

  • $48,500
  • $30,720

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants.

Occupational Therapy

Job Title

Average Annual Salary*

  • $61,880
  • $86,210

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides, Occupational Therapists.

Other Healthcare Careers

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians and Vascular Technologists, Dietitians and Nutritionists, EMTs and Paramedics, Pharmacy Assistants, Physician Assistants.

Physical Therapy

Average Annual Salary*

  • $58,520
  • $90,170

*Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics; Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides, Physical Therapists.

The salary information listed is based on a national average, unless noted. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. National long-term projections of employment growth may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.