Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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 ; Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors ; 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)
3,810,750 0.4 % $11.80 $24,550 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.96 $8.66 $10.02 $13.10 $18.21
Annual Wage (2) $16,560 $18,010 $20,840 $27,250 $37,870


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 462,550 73.97 $12.66 $26,340
Individual and Family Services 445,320 34.06 $10.37 $21,570
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 374,600 34.52 $13.76 $28,610
Child Day Care Services 317,780 39.48 $9.75 $20,270
Home Health Care Services 297,640 25.26 $9.24 $19,210

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 462,550 73.97 $12.66 $26,340
Death Care Services 60,620 45.62 $17.59 $36,590
Child Day Care Services 317,780 39.48 $9.75 $20,270
Gambling Industries 46,010 36.00 $14.01 $29,140
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 374,600 34.52 $13.76 $28,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 150 0.03 $21.36 $44,420
Rail Transportation 280 0.12 $20.58 $42,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,630 0.28 $20.43 $42,500
Offices of Dentists (8) (8) $19.05 $39,620
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 0.01 $17.84 $37,110


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)
Texas 359,480 33.98 1.16 $10.01 $20,820
California 353,930 24.74 0.85 $13.03 $27,100
New York 349,210 40.88 1.40 $13.12 $27,290
Florida 201,820 27.75 0.95 $11.52 $23,970
Pennsylvania 179,610 32.09 1.10 $11.57 $24,070




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 68,690 60.94 2.08 $12.22 $25,410
Vermont 13,260 45.08 1.54 $12.20 $25,390
New Mexico 34,300 44.33 1.52 $10.23 $21,280
New York 349,210 40.88 1.40 $13.12 $27,290
Minnesota 105,200 39.83 1.36 $11.91 $24,760




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 11,330 17.32 0.59 $15.97 $33,230
Massachusetts 90,050 28.12 0.96 $14.24 $29,610
Alaska 11,900 37.35 1.28 $13.97 $29,060
Washington 84,130 30.44 1.04 $13.79 $28,680
Connecticut 58,930 36.36 1.24 $13.64 $28,370





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 218,670 42.40 1.45 $13.62 $28,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 95,350 26.19 0.90 $12.58 $26,160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 88,320 22.81 0.78 $13.31 $27,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 78,370 29.68 1.01 $10.27 $21,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 71,580 40.91 1.40 $12.24 $25,450
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 63,010 34.56 1.18 $12.20 $25,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 61,140 26.09 0.89 $13.72 $28,530
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 55,810 68.18 2.33 $12.33 $25,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 54,190 25.84 0.88 $11.16 $23,210
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 52,820 30.53 1.04 $11.92 $24,800