Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,466,700 0.5 % $12.22 $25,420 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.68 $9.98 $11.63 $14.07 $16.91
Annual Wage (2) $18,060 $20,770 $24,190 $29,270 $35,170


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 627,370 37.59 $11.76 $24,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 384,100 7.40 $13.12 $27,290
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 168,720 22.27 $11.31 $23,530
Home Health Care Services 52,820 4.69 $11.40 $23,710
Employment Services 38,100 1.29 $12.48 $25,960

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 627,370 37.59 $11.76 $24,460
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 168,720 22.27 $11.31 $23,530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 18,920 8.58 $13.18 $27,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 384,100 7.40 $13.12 $27,290
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 31,000 5.42 $11.30 $23,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.05 $17.75 $36,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,300 0.60 $17.23 $35,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 5,190 0.18 $15.48 $32,200
Grantmaking and Giving Services 150 0.12 $14.18 $29,500
State Government (OES Designation) 17,170 0.76 $14.00 $29,130


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 107,950 7.69 0.67 $13.94 $28,990
New York 101,650 12.06 1.05 $15.30 $31,830
Texas 94,120 9.13 0.80 $10.82 $22,510
Florida 86,980 12.16 1.06 $11.48 $23,880
Ohio 75,180 15.10 1.32 $11.59 $24,110




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)
Rhode Island 9,250 20.51 1.79 $13.61 $28,310
North Dakota 6,580 17.70 1.55 $12.58 $26,160
Arkansas 19,080 16.75 1.46 $10.04 $20,890
Maine 9,500 16.50 1.44 $11.70 $24,350
Nebraska 14,690 16.24 1.42 $11.53 $23,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,090 6.67 0.58 $16.68 $34,700
New York 101,650 12.06 1.05 $15.30 $31,830
Nevada 4,710 4.23 0.37 $15.20 $31,610
Connecticut 22,550 14.02 1.23 $14.91 $31,010
Hawaii 4,770 8.27 0.72 $14.47 $30,090





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 58,430 11.54 1.01 $16.09 $33,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 33,610 8.79 0.77 $12.75 $26,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 31,880 8.90 0.78 $12.42 $25,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 21,100 11.62 1.02 $13.57 $28,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 19,130 7.50 0.66 $11.44 $23,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 18,730 14.75 1.29 $11.14 $23,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 18,140 10.83 0.95 $14.84 $30,880
Baltimore-Towson, MD 17,110 13.68 1.20 $13.64 $28,370
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 16,010 16.36 1.43 $11.68 $24,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 15,860 13.11 1.15 $16.90 $35,160