What’s Your Worth?
It’s that magical day: payday. You eagerly rip open your paycheck and scan it to find your net earnings. And when you see the amount, are you disappointed that the number hasn’t magically increased since two weeks ago?
Are you wondering how you’re going to afford this month’s rent and bills? Or are you elated at how much you will be able to put into savings and maybe even dreaming of a new house or car?
Whether you’re still in school and just dreaming of payday or you’re currently employed, knowing your financial worth is vital. Your skills, experience and educational background not only make-up who you are, they also determine how much money you’re able to earn.
In order to find out if you’re being fairly compensated for all your hard work, it’s important to have a clear sense of how your salary compares to your peers’ salaries in your field of allied health. If you’re currently underpaid in your position, maybe it’s time to ask for a raise or look for a higher-paying job. Or maybe this is an opportunity to realize just how generous your current employer really is.
Diversity: Allied Health Careers’ Second Annual Salary Report will be a beneficial tool for you to discover what the average salary ranges are for many allied health care careers. In general, you can expect some great financial news. Because of the high demand and low supply within many allied health occupationsÑa trend that is expected to continue for years to comeÑsalaries continue to increasing at rates well above the national average. You can expect signing bonuses, enhanced benefits and other ÒperksÓ to be offered by many health care employers as well.
Due to space limitations, this report is not intended to provide comprehensive salary data on all allied health disciplines. For more information on other allied health care fields and salary ranges, check out salary.com, the American Medical Association’s Web site (www.ama.org), Health Care Job Store (www.healthcarejobstore.com) or (Payscale.com).
$90,000 – $110,000 (American Medical Association)
$35,561 (Health Care Job Store)
Biotechnology Research Scientist
Biotechnology Research Associate
Cardiac Catheterization Technologist
Dental Laboratory Technician
Emergency Medical Technician
$53,800 (American Medical Association)
$50,086 (American Medical Association)
$41,122 (American Medical Association)
$34,549 (American Medical Association)
$35,000 (American Medical Association)
Medical Appliances, Orthotics and Prostheses
$56,398 (Health Care Job Store)
$50,714 (Health Care Job Store)
Medical Appliances Technician
$50,000-$75,000 average according to AMA
Medical Management and Information
Medical Records Director
Medical and Health Services Manager
Medical Records Administrator
Medical Transcription Supervisor
Medical Records Transcriptionist
Medical Records and Health Information Technician
Chief Medical Technologist in the United States
Medical Technologist – Microbiology
Medical Technologist – Hematology
Medical Laboratory Technician, Sr.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Mental Health/ Counseling
Marriage / Family Therapist
Mental Health Counselor
Mental Health or Substance Abuse Social Worker
Nuclear Medicine Director
Nuclear Medicine Technician – Registered
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapist Aide
Opthalmic Dispensing Optician
Opthalmic Laboratory Technician
Assistant Director of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Technician II
Pharmacy Technician I
Director of Physical Therapy
Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy Aide
$69,567 (American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2002)
Radiation Therapy Technologist
Chief Radiologic Technologist
Radiation Therapy Technologist (ARRT)
Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
Chief Ultrasound Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Speech and Hearing Therapy Supervisor
Head Athletic Trainer – Higher Education
Assistant Athletic Trainer – Higher Education