Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Gaming Supervisors ; Slot Supervisors ; First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers ; Animal Trainers ; Nonfarm Animal Caretakers ; Gaming Dealers ; Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners ; Gaming Service Workers, All Other ; Motion Picture Projectionists ; Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers ; Amusement and Recreation Attendants ; Costume Attendants ; Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants ; Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other ; Embalmers ; Funeral Attendants ; Funeral Service Managers, Directors, Morticians, and Undertakers ; Barbers ; Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists ; Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance ; Manicurists and Pedicurists ; Shampooers ; Skincare Specialists ; Baggage Porters and Bellhops ; Concierges ; Tour Guides and Escorts ; Travel Guides ; Childcare Workers ; Personal Care Aides ; Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors ; Recreation Workers ; Residential Advisors ; Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,425,220 0.4 % $11.82 $24,590 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.73 $8.51 $9.92 $13.07 $18.43
Annual Wage (2) $16,080 $17,700 $20,640 $27,180 $38,330


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)
Personal Care Services 449,970 74.21 $12.71 $26,440
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 371,890 34.86 $13.52 $28,120
Individual and Family Services 368,590 30.37 $10.33 $21,480
Child Day Care Services 278,270 34.96 $9.54 $19,840
Local Government (OES Designation) 259,520 4.64 $12.65 $26,320

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 449,970 74.21 $12.71 $26,440
Death Care Services 64,860 49.24 $20.41 $42,460
Child Day Care Services 278,270 34.96 $9.54 $19,840
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 371,890 34.86 $13.52 $28,120
Gambling Industries 42,080 32.53 $13.50 $28,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Death Care Services 64,860 49.24 $20.41 $42,460
Rail Transportation 320 0.14 $20.34 $42,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 6,130 0.30 $20.30 $42,220
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $19.46 $40,470
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 260 0.63 $18.54 $38,560


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 337,550 24.11 0.90 $12.78 $26,590
New York 313,650 37.59 1.40 $12.93 $26,890
Texas 280,280 27.78 1.03 $10.29 $21,400
Florida 193,340 27.22 1.01 $11.49 $23,910
Pennsylvania 152,530 27.82 1.03 $11.49 $23,910




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)
Nevada 62,600 56.22 2.09 $12.24 $25,470
Vermont 12,560 43.75 1.62 $11.91 $24,770
New Mexico 33,080 42.54 1.58 $10.22 $21,260
New York 313,650 37.59 1.40 $12.93 $26,890
Minnesota 92,260 36.00 1.34 $11.86 $24,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 8,920 13.95 0.52 $16.12 $33,540
Massachusetts 81,170 26.03 0.97 $14.38 $29,910
Alaska 9,360 30.38 1.13 $13.66 $28,410
Connecticut 52,760 33.00 1.23 $13.44 $27,960
New Jersey 114,760 30.44 1.13 $13.43 $27,920

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 207,890 41.72 1.55 $13.47 $28,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 86,290 22.60 0.84 $12.78 $26,580
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 84,180 23.76 0.88 $12.77 $26,550
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 63,040 37.57 1.39 $12.11 $25,190
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 58,260 23.33 0.87 $10.55 $21,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 52,350 22.87 0.85 $13.68 $28,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 52,150 28.90 1.07 $12.46 $25,920
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50,250 62.26 2.31 $12.40 $25,790
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 45,560 27.06 1.00 $11.73 $24,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 42,610 19.36 0.72 $11.41 $23,740




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)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 13,290 98.19 3.64 $13.26 $27,580
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 11,600 93.77 3.48 $8.50 $17,690
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 18,010 82.03 3.04 $8.63 $17,950
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 9,930 76.29 2.83 $12.68 $26,360
Laredo, TX 6,100 72.11 2.68 $8.30 $17,270
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 50,250 62.26 2.31 $12.40 $25,790
Ocean City, NJ 2,250 59.70 2.22 $13.34 $27,740
Santa Fe, NM 3,340 54.82 2.03 $10.95 $22,780
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 3,010 53.35 1.98 $11.00 $22,870
Las Cruces, NM 3,250 49.84 1.85 $9.57 $19,910