Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

31-1011 Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.


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)
820,630 1.4 % $11.00 $22,870 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $9.23 $10.54 $11.96 $14.40
Annual Wage (2) $17,480 $19,190 $21,920 $24,870 $29,950


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)
Home Health Care Services 385,440 29.67 $10.93 $22,740
Individual and Family Services 149,180 9.37 $10.62 $22,090
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 95,590 11.08 $11.06 $23,010
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 86,380 14.20 $10.87 $22,620
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 25,370 1.53 $11.68 $24,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 385,440 29.67 $10.93 $22,740
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 86,380 14.20 $10.87 $22,620
Other Residential Care Facilities 18,360 11.26 $11.30 $23,500
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 95,590 11.08 $11.06 $23,010
Individual and Family Services 149,180 9.37 $10.62 $22,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 7,960 0.36 $13.49 $28,050
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,050 1.52 $13.06 $27,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises 860 0.04 $12.96 $26,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $12.78 $26,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 10,190 0.19 $12.49 $25,970


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)
New York 162,240 18.06 3.03 $11.23 $23,370
Ohio 65,010 12.31 2.07 $10.09 $20,980
Texas 62,930 5.44 0.91 $9.59 $19,950
Pennsylvania 51,300 8.99 1.51 $10.58 $22,000
North Carolina 47,750 11.58 1.95 $9.46 $19,680



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)
New York 162,240 18.06 3.03 $11.23 $23,370
Ohio 65,010 12.31 2.07 $10.09 $20,980
North Carolina 47,750 11.58 1.95 $9.46 $19,680
Minnesota 27,550 9.94 1.67 $12.22 $25,420
New Jersey 35,250 9.02 1.52 $11.07 $23,020



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,270 2.84 0.48 $14.50 $30,160
Alaska 1,960 5.98 1.00 $14.50 $30,160
Delaware 1,850 4.26 0.72 $13.90 $28,910
Massachusetts 23,520 6.92 1.16 $13.78 $28,670
California 31,730 2.05 0.34 $13.26 $27,580




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 144,900 22.36 3.76 $10.99 $22,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 25,900 7.25 1.22 $11.33 $23,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,000 9.04 1.52 $12.60 $26,210
Columbus, OH 14,900 14.84 2.49 $10.36 $21,560
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 14,230 13.95 2.34 $10.22 $21,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 13,630 15.49 2.60 $10.28 $21,370
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 11,010 5.87 0.99 $11.11 $23,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 10,710 4.60 0.77 $11.24 $23,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 10,300 5.85 0.98 $14.43 $30,000
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 9,940 4.11 0.69 $12.39 $25,780