10 Most Compensated Healthcare Positions

Here are 42 statistics on median pay for various healthcare positions, many of which are found in hospitals.

Note: Data are based on median salaries from 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Median hospital CEO compensation was used from an October study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

1.    Hospital CEO — $404,938
2.    Physicians and surgeons — $166,400
3.    Dentists — $146,920
4.    Podiatrists — $118,030
5.    Pharmacists — $111,570
6.    Optometrists — $94,990
7.    Physician assistants — $86,410
8.    Physical therapists — $76,310
9.    Radiation therapists — $74,980
10.    Occupational therapists — $72,320

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