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From cleaners to the top exec, the average salary for 30 hospital jobs

From cleaners to the top exec, the average salary for 30 hospital jobs
June 13, 2019 Rachel Tirabassi

By Alia Paavola for Becker’s Hospital Review

Across the nation’s more than 6,000 hospitals, chief executives made an average annual salary of $242,550, compared to phlebotomists, who made an average of $34,750 per year, according to Business Insider.

Here is the average annual salary of 30 key hospital jobs, presented in ascending order of compensation:

  1. Janitors and cleaners: $29,820
  2. Orderlies: $30,000
  3. Nursing assistants: $31,530
  4. Cooks: $31,930
  5. Phlebotomists: $34,750
  6. Security guards: $36,680
  7. Emergency medical technicians, paramedics: $38,710
  8. Pharmacy technicians: $38,940
  9. Medical records and health information technicians: $46,520
  10. Surgical technologists: $48,670
  11. Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians: $55,890
  12. Public relations specialists: $62,460
  13. Dieticians: $62,720
  14. Radiology techs: $62,760
  15. Healthcare social workers: $64,510
  16. Registered nurses: $77,670
  17. Nuclear medicine technologists: $78,610
  18. Physical therapists: $89,750
  19. Physician assistants: $109,000
  20. Nurse practitioners: $113,820
  21. Medical and health service managers: $122,330
  22. Pharmacists: $125,430
  23. Financial managers: $146,540
  24. Internists (general): $164,410
  25. Nurse anesthetists: $186,840
  26. Family and general practitioners: $206,430
  27. Anesthesiologists: $211,540
  28. Obstetricians and gynecologists: $215,710
  29. Surgeons: $226,080
  30. Chief executives: $242,550