Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. Exclude "Home Health Aides" (31-1011) and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,451,090 0.5 % $12.09 $25,140 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.55 $9.90 $11.54 $13.98 $16.62
Annual Wage (2) $17,790 $20,600 $24,010 $29,070 $34,580


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities 616,590 37.22 $11.66 $24,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 385,970 7.48 $12.87 $26,770
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 168,960 22.85 $11.26 $23,430
Home Health Care Services 48,580 4.53 $11.14 $23,170
Employment Services 36,150 1.36 $12.68 $26,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities 616,590 37.22 $11.66 $24,250
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 168,960 22.85 $11.26 $23,430
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 19,320 9.01 $13.19 $27,430
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 385,970 7.48 $12.87 $26,770
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 31,220 5.53 $11.30 $23,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,110 0.60 $17.18 $35,730
Insurance Carriers 140 0.01 $15.92 $33,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,780 0.13 $15.10 $31,410
State Government (OES Designation) 15,380 0.67 $13.99 $29,100
Rooming and Boarding Houses 90 0.82 $13.95 $29,020


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 106,240 7.59 0.67 $13.42 $27,920
New York 99,620 11.94 1.05 $15.01 $31,230
Texas 97,530 9.67 0.85 $10.58 $22,010
Florida 88,930 12.52 1.10 $11.43 $23,780
Pennsylvania 74,680 13.62 1.19 $12.85 $26,720




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 6,520 18.34 1.61 $12.03 $25,010
Rhode Island 8,060 17.98 1.58 $13.52 $28,120
Maine 10,230 17.73 1.55 $11.54 $24,010
Arkansas 18,600 16.38 1.43 $10.05 $20,910
South Dakota 6,090 15.71 1.38 $10.87 $22,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,880 6.11 0.54 $16.45 $34,210
Nevada 4,890 4.39 0.39 $15.08 $31,370
New York 99,620 11.94 1.05 $15.01 $31,230
Hawaii 4,670 8.16 0.72 $14.91 $31,020
Connecticut 23,700 14.83 1.30 $14.71 $30,590

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 58,670 11.78 1.03 $15.75 $32,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 32,150 8.42 0.74 $12.26 $25,510
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 29,440 8.31 0.73 $12.05 $25,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,180 12.29 1.08 $13.21 $27,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 19,750 7.91 0.69 $11.02 $22,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 18,400 11.10 0.97 $14.52 $30,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 18,210 14.49 1.27 $11.08 $23,050
Baltimore-Towson, MD 17,440 14.08 1.23 $13.74 $28,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 17,100 8.54 0.75 $10.93 $22,740
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 15,790 7.17 0.63 $11.42 $23,750




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lewiston, ID-WA 620 26.27 2.30 $10.30 $21,430
Racine, WI 1,860 26.25 2.30 $12.40 $25,780
Victoria, TX 1,220 26.21 2.30 $9.56 $19,890
Sandusky, OH 850 24.78 2.17 $12.34 $25,660
Duluth, MN-WI 2,990 24.55 2.15 $12.16 $25,300
Springfield, OH 1,120 23.98 2.10 $11.61 $24,140
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 1,340 23.77 2.08 $11.60 $24,130
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 980 23.70 2.08 $12.00 $24,970
Johnson City, TN 1,750 23.31 2.04 $10.28 $21,380
Punta Gorda, FL 880 22.63 1.98 $11.44 $23,800