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

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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

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