Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
799,080 1.4 % $10.77 $22,400 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.19 $8.95 $10.28 $11.69 $14.21
Annual Wage (2) $17,040 $18,610 $21,380 $24,320 $29,560


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 348,740 27.78 $10.79 $22,450
Individual and Family Services 145,250 9.84 $10.31 $21,440
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 101,160 16.68 $10.67 $22,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 93,280 11.11 $10.75 $22,360
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 27,470 1.66 $10.87 $22,600

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 348,740 27.78 $10.79 $22,450
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 101,160 16.68 $10.67 $22,190
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 93,280 11.11 $10.75 $22,360
Other Residential Care Facilities 15,780 10.16 $10.90 $22,670
Individual and Family Services 145,250 9.84 $10.31 $21,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 6,510 0.30 $13.77 $28,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,010 0.05 $13.04 $27,120
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.08 $12.74 $26,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 11,690 0.22 $12.66 $26,330
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 500 0.20 $12.55 $26,100


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 146,550 16.63 2.81 $10.75 $22,360
Ohio 66,460 12.78 2.16 $10.05 $20,910
Pennsylvania 54,620 9.66 1.63 $10.13 $21,070
North Carolina 48,360 12.00 2.03 $9.34 $19,430
Texas 45,930 4.09 0.69 $9.87 $20,530



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 146,550 16.63 2.81 $10.75 $22,360
Ohio 66,460 12.78 2.16 $10.05 $20,910
North Carolina 48,360 12.00 2.03 $9.34 $19,430
Minnesota 30,160 11.05 1.87 $11.74 $24,410
Pennsylvania 54,620 9.66 1.63 $10.13 $21,070



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 6.42 1.09 $13.99 $29,100
North Dakota 690 1.58 0.27 $13.77 $28,640
Connecticut 7,390 4.49 0.76 $13.52 $28,120
Nevada 1,720 1.45 0.25 $13.21 $27,480
Wyoming 570 2.03 0.34 $13.20 $27,460




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 120,100 22.28 3.77 $10.39 $21,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 26,620 7.09 1.20 $11.10 $23,090
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 21,670 11.64 1.97 $10.38 $21,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,300 9.48 1.60 $12.30 $25,590
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 15,340 15.12 2.56 $9.95 $20,710
Columbus, OH 14,170 14.64 2.48 $10.68 $22,220
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 11,960 9.48 1.60 $11.64 $24,210
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 11,850 10.36 1.75 $10.37 $21,560
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 10,810 6.02 1.02 $12.91 $26,860
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 10,610 8.01 1.35 $13.43 $27,940