What Do Health Care Jobs Pay? (2022)

There are two types of health care workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Health care practitioner and technical occupations, such as nurses and doctors, are one type. On average, health care practitioner and technical occupations earn $75,040 each year. Health care support jobs, the other category have an average salary of $29,880. Below, we've ranked health care jobs by salary using BLS data (Learn more about the data and health care jobs).

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Current Employment
727,000
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
3%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
More than $208,000
Hourly Salary
More than $100.00
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Current Employment
139,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
8%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$163,220
Hourly Salary
$78.47
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Current Employment
322,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
-2%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$128,570
Hourly Salary
$61.81
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Current Employment
43,300
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$124,300
Hourly Salary
$59.76
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Current Employment
271,900
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
45%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$123,780
Hourly Salary
$59.51
Current Employment
129,400
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
31%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$121,530
Hourly Salary
$58.43
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Current Employment
86,800
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
17%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$100,370
Hourly Salary
$48.26
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Current Employment
239,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
21%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$95,620
Hourly Salary
$45.97
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Current Employment
239,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
21%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$95,620
Hourly Salary
$45.97
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Current Employment
131,600
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
17%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$85,570
Hourly Salary
$41.14
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Current Employment
17,700
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$82,790
Hourly Salary
$39.80
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Current Employment
2,400
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
26%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$80,150
Hourly Salary
$38.54
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Current Employment
158,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
29%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$79,060
Hourly Salary
$38.01
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Current Employment
13,700
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
16%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$78,950
Hourly Salary
$37.96
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Current Employment
18,300
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
8%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$78,760
Hourly Salary
$37.86
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Current Employment
206,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$77,810
Hourly Salary
$37.41
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Current Employment
3,080,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Bachelor's
Annual Salary
$77,600
Hourly Salary
$37.31
Current Employment
10,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
18%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$75,440
Hourly Salary
$36.27
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Current Employment
134,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
14%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$75,380
Hourly Salary
$36.24
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Current Employment
51,400
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$75,000
Hourly Salary
$36.06
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Current Employment
119,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
7%
Typical Education
Bachelor's
Annual Salary
$74,870
Hourly Salary
$36.00
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Current Employment
254,000
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$61,980
Hourly Salary
$29.80
Current Employment
135,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
23%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$61,830
Hourly Salary
$29.73
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Current Employment
73,000
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Bachelor's
Annual Salary
$61,650
Hourly Salary
$29.64
Current Employment
49,000
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
34%
Typical Education
Annual Salary
$61,520
Hourly Salary
$29.58
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Current Employment
335,500
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Bachelor's
Annual Salary
$57,800
Hourly Salary
$27.79
Current Employment
140,500
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
32%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$49,180
Hourly Salary
$23.64
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Current Employment
109,700
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$48,530
Hourly Salary
$23.33
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Current Employment
30,000
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
23%
Typical Education
Bachelor's
Annual Salary
$48,420
Hourly Salary
N/A
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Current Employment
688,100
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$48,070
Hourly Salary
$23.11
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Current Employment
20,800
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
10%
Typical Education
Bachelor's
Annual Salary
$47,940
Hourly Salary
$23.05
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Current Employment
18,000
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
13%
Typical Education
Graduate
Annual Salary
$47,940
Hourly Salary
$23.05
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Current Employment
144,600
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
32%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$46,910
Hourly Salary
$22.55
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Current Employment
416,400
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
9%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$45,240
Hourly Salary
$21.75
Current Employment
330,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$38,660
Hourly Salary
$18.59
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Current Employment
69,800
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
6%
Typical Education
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Annual Salary
$37,570
Hourly Salary
$18.06
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Current Employment
129,600
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
22%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$37,380
Hourly Salary
$17.97
Current Employment
720,900
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
18%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$37,190
Hourly Salary
$17.88
Current Employment
261,300
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$36,930
Hourly Salary
$17.76
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Current Employment
114,400
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
15%
Typical Education
Associate's
Annual Salary
$36,850
Hourly Salary
$17.72
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Current Employment
419,300
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
4%
Typical Education
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Annual Salary
$36,740
Hourly Salary
$17.66
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Current Employment
145,600
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
11%
Typical Education
Diploma or Certification, No College
Annual Salary
$36,230
Hourly Salary
$17.42
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Current Employment
1,440,700
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
8%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$30,290
Hourly Salary
$14.56
Current Employment
52,400
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
-7%
Typical Education
Certificate or Diploma
Annual Salary
$30,100
Hourly Salary
$14.47
Current Employment
107,200
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
14%
Typical Education
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Annual Salary
$29,780
Hourly Salary
$14.32
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Current Employment
3,470,700
Estimated Job Growth (2020-2030)
33%
Typical Education
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Annual Salary
$29,430
Hourly Salary
$14.15
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What are the educational requirements for a job in health care?

The educational requirements for jobs in health care vary. We've categorized the health care jobs listed above based on the typical entry-level education, as reported by the BLS.

  • Graduate: Jobs that require doctoral, master's or professional degrees. For example, physicians, nurse practitioners and podiatrists all require graduate degrees.
  • Bachelor's: Jobs that typically require a 4-year bachelor's degree.
  • Associate's: Occupations that typically require a 2-year associate's degree.
  • Diploma or Certificate: Jobs that typically require a post-secondary nondegree award, such as a diploma or certificate. Phlebotomists, for example.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent: Jobs that do not require post-secondary education. They typically have on-the-job training. Home health aides are an example.

What are the fastest growing jobs in health care?

The BLS estimates that the number of health care jobs will increase by 16 percent between 2020 and 2030. The following occupations are the fastest growing jobs in health care.

  1. Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners (+45%)
  2. Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides (+34)
  3. Home Health and Personal Care Aides (+33)
  4. Massage Therapists (+32%)
  5. Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides (+32%)