Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Home Health Aides ; Psychiatric Aides ; Nursing Assistants ; Orderlies ; Occupational Therapy Assistants ; Occupational Therapy Aides ; Physical Therapist Assistants ; Physical Therapist Aides ; Massage Therapists ; Dental Assistants ; Medical Assistants ; Medical Equipment Preparers ; Medical Transcriptionists ; Pharmacy Aides ; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers ; Phlebotomists ; Healthcare Support 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)
3,940,500 0.4 % $13.86 $28,820 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.89 $10.33 $12.71 $16.22 $20.52
Annual Wage (2) $18,480 $21,480 $26,440 $33,730 $42,690


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 (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 679,350 41.00 $12.44 $25,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 649,670 12.38 $14.80 $30,780
Home Health Care Services 435,100 34.66 $11.39 $23,690
Offices of Physicians 421,890 17.17 $15.23 $31,680
Offices of Dentists 295,060 33.46 $17.36 $36,120

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 (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 679,350 41.00 $12.44 $25,880
Home Health Care Services 435,100 34.66 $11.39 $23,690
Offices of Dentists 295,060 33.46 $17.36 $36,120
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 261,310 31.13 $11.54 $24,000
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 144,830 23.89 $11.20 $23,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 410 0.11 $26.18 $54,460
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 120 0.01 $20.74 $43,130
Traveler Accommodation 8,330 0.45 $19.75 $41,070
Civic and Social Organizations 170 0.04 $19.27 $40,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 31,350 1.59 $19.16 $39,860


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 351,230 23.23 0.80 $16.32 $33,940
New York 338,760 38.45 1.32 $14.06 $29,240
Texas 280,070 24.94 0.86 $13.26 $27,580
Florida 218,470 28.50 0.98 $13.41 $27,890
Pennsylvania 199,750 35.33 1.21 $13.38 $27,820



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 19,770 42.62 1.46 $14.70 $30,570
New York 338,760 38.45 1.32 $14.06 $29,240
Ohio 197,270 37.93 1.30 $12.63 $26,270
North Carolina 148,370 36.81 1.26 $12.01 $24,980
New Jersey 141,300 36.52 1.25 $14.39 $29,930



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 8,140 25.03 0.86 $18.91 $39,340
Washington 74,980 25.87 0.89 $16.42 $34,150
California 351,230 23.23 0.80 $16.32 $33,940
Connecticut 49,420 30.02 1.03 $16.27 $33,850
Massachusetts 105,540 31.76 1.09 $16.10 $33,480




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 237,810 44.11 1.51 $13.69 $28,480
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 106,190 28.30 0.97 $13.90 $28,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 96,480 23.78 0.82 $15.84 $32,950
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 69,620 37.39 1.28 $13.79 $28,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 55,760 19.61 0.67 $13.77 $28,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 51,690 28.79 0.99 $16.68 $34,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 51,300 28.11 0.96 $15.17 $31,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 50,060 22.36 0.77 $15.37 $31,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 49,440 20.70 0.71 $13.62 $28,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 46,820 25.64 0.88 $15.19 $31,600