chapter 5

salary guide: healthcare.

The pace of hiring in healthcare doesn't show any signs of slowing down. In fact, the BLS reported that six of the 10 fastest-growing occupations over the next decade are related to healthcare — and that's not taking into account the impact of the pandemic and response efforts, which have only fueled an increase in demand for healthcare workers.

Accompanying that overwhelming growth in employment is continued disruption in the space, with the rapid adoption of telemedicine, the emergence of new skill sets for clinical and nonclinical workers alike and breakthroughs in science, technology and information management continuing to dictate how — and where — care is delivered. Bottom line: Healthcare companies today will have to work even harder than before to find top talent in the field.

2021 outlook

Adaptation and disruption will continue to loom large in the healthcare field in 2021. So for large hospital complexes, rural clinics and everything in between, hiring challenges will continue to intensify in the year ahead — unless, of course, you start getting proactive and rethinking every aspect of your talent acquisition strategy. By maximizing efficiency and ensuring your offerings are competitive, you'll lessen the risk of losing out on the best candidates out there.

salary key

This guide presents nationwide pay information for today’s most prevalent and in-demand healthcare positions.

Compensation data for these roles is organized by hourly rates across three levels of professional experience:

entry-level
one year of experience

mid-level
five years of experience

senior-level
10 years of experience

advanced practice entry-level mid-level senior-level
nurse practitioner $43.06 $51.06 $59.80
physician assistant $47.05 $53.20 $59.80

advanced practice

nurse practitioner

entry-level

$43.06

mid-level

$51.06

senior-level

$59.80

physician assistant

entry-level

$47.05

mid-level

$53.20

senior-level

$59.80
allied health
cardiac catheterization technician $27.38 $32.12 $36.95
dialysis technician $15.62 $18.12 $20.89
medical assistant $14.67 $16.78 $18.78
medical lab technician $18.82 $22.10 $25.35
pharmacist $53.52 $61.36 $68.37
pharmacy technician $15.44 $18.18 $20.58
phlebotomy technician $13.84 $16.50 $19.05
polysomnographer $21.54 $26.80 $31.11
radiology technician $24.26 $28.24 $32.03
surgical technologist $18.69 $21.83 $24.47
ultrasound/sonographer $29.83 $34.92 $40.56

allied health

cardiac catheterization technician

entry-level

$27.38

mid-level

$32.12

senior-level

$36.95

dialysis technician

entry-level

$15.62

mid-level

$18.12

senior-level

$20.89

medical assistant

entry-level

$14.67

mid-level

$16.78

senior-level

$18.78

medical lab technician

entry-level

$18.82

mid-level

$22.10

senior-level

$25.35

pharmacist

entry-level

$53.52

mid-level

$61.36

senior-level

$68.37

pharmacy technician

entry-level

$15.44

mid-level

$18.18

senior-level

$20.58

phlebotomy technician

entry-level

$13.84

mid-level

$16.50

senior-level

$19.05

polysomnographer

entry-level

$21.54

mid-level

$26.80

senior-level

$31.11

radiology technician

entry-level

$24.26

mid-level

$28.24

senior-level

$32.03

surgical technologist

entry-level

$18.69

mid-level

$21.83

senior-level

$24.47

ultrasound/sonographer

entry-level

$29.83

mid-level

$34.92

senior-level

$40.56
nursing
case management $32.20 $37.39 $42.91
critical care/ICU $30.55 $35.58 $40.39
emergency room $31.29 $36.41 $41.43
home care $31.46 $36.61 $41.67
licensed practical nurse (LPN) $19.91 $23.54 $26.56
medical-surgical $31.59 $36.74 $41.99
operating room $31.59 $36.74 $41.99
outpatient clinic $29.85 $34.77 $39.38
registered nurse (RN) $32.52 $36.85 $41.75

nursing

case management

entry-level

$32.20

mid-level

$37.39

senior-level

$42.91

critical care/ICU

entry-level

$30.55

mid-level

$35.58

senior-level

$40.39

emergency room

entry-level

$31.29

mid-level

$36.41

senior-level

$41.43

home care

entry-level

$31.46

mid-level

$36.61

senior-level

$41.67

licensed practical nurse (LPN)

entry-level

$19.91

mid-level

$23.54

senior-level

$26.56

medical-surgical

entry-level

$31.59

mid-level

$36.74

senior-level

$41.99

operating room

entry-level

$31.59

mid-level

$36.74

senior-level

$41.99

outpatient clinic

entry-level

$29.85

mid-level

$34.77

senior-level

$39.38

registered nurse (RN)

entry-level

$32.52

mid-level

$36.85

senior-level

$41.75

For salary information and titles specific to your region, contact your local Randstad representative today

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