Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
3,924,390 0.4 % $13.61 $28,300 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.73 $10.18 $12.54 $15.96 $20.02
Annual Wage (2) $18,150 $21,170 $26,080 $33,190 $41,640


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) 685,770 41.39 $12.32 $25,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 657,340 12.47 $14.59 $30,350
Home Health Care Services 413,130 34.08 $11.09 $23,080
Offices of Physicians 410,860 16.98 $15.06 $31,330
Offices of Dentists 290,850 33.71 $17.08 $35,520

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) 685,770 41.39 $12.32 $25,630
Home Health Care Services 413,130 34.08 $11.09 $23,080
Offices of Dentists 290,850 33.71 $17.08 $35,520
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 272,340 33.42 $11.42 $23,750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 160,070 27.06 $11.05 $22,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 400 0.11 $22.33 $46,440
Other Support Services 110 0.04 $22.12 $46,010
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 130 0.01 $20.59 $42,840
Gambling Industries 30 0.03 $19.69 $40,950
Civic and Social Organizations 150 0.04 $19.41 $40,380


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 352,700 23.97 0.81 $15.99 $33,250
New York 317,220 36.74 1.24 $13.88 $28,870
Texas 277,700 25.44 0.86 $12.83 $26,690
Florida 214,820 28.82 0.97 $13.14 $27,330
Pennsylvania 201,950 35.95 1.21 $13.21 $27,470




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 19,430 42.59 1.44 $14.72 $30,620
Ohio 200,280 39.07 1.32 $12.52 $26,050
North Carolina 146,520 37.12 1.25 $11.98 $24,920
Maine 21,430 36.80 1.24 $13.24 $27,540
New York 317,220 36.74 1.24 $13.88 $28,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 8,660 26.85 0.91 $17.75 $36,930
Washington 75,290 26.63 0.90 $16.22 $33,730
Connecticut 49,670 30.37 1.03 $16.13 $33,550
California 352,700 23.97 0.81 $15.99 $33,250
Massachusetts 103,640 31.81 1.07 $15.97 $33,220





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 214,180 40.86 1.38 $13.48 $28,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 112,440 30.38 1.03 $13.64 $28,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 95,380 24.00 0.81 $15.38 $32,000
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 71,470 38.84 1.31 $13.63 $28,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 56,280 20.41 0.69 $13.48 $28,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 53,520 29.88 1.01 $14.62 $30,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 49,810 28.48 0.96 $16.57 $34,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 47,890 26.88 0.91 $14.94 $31,070
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 47,560 20.61 0.70 $13.42 $27,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 46,220 21.50 0.73 $14.83 $30,850