Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

31-1014 Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes "Home Health Aides" (31-1011), "Orderlies" (31-1015), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).


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)
1,427,830 0.5 % $12.51 $26,020 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.94 $10.20 $11.97 $14.32 $17.20
Annual Wage (2) $18,600 $21,210 $24,890 $29,780 $35,780


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) 622,850 37.59 $12.01 $24,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 349,650 6.63 $13.53 $28,150
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 158,360 19.43 $11.70 $24,340
Home Health Care Services 67,950 5.60 $11.51 $23,940
Employment Services 34,160 1.04 $12.61 $26,230

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) 622,850 37.59 $12.01 $24,970
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 158,360 19.43 $11.70 $24,340
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 21,080 8.81 $13.60 $28,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 349,650 6.63 $13.53 $28,150
Home Health Care Services 67,950 5.60 $11.51 $23,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,740 0.63 $17.29 $35,950
Insurance Carriers 150 0.01 $16.04 $33,370
Junior Colleges 30 (7) $15.66 $32,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 4,820 0.16 $14.92 $31,030
State Government (OES Designation) 15,200 0.69 $14.90 $31,000


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 99,820 11.56 1.07 $15.45 $32,130
California 97,420 6.62 0.61 $14.38 $29,910
Texas 86,630 7.94 0.74 $11.45 $23,810
Florida 85,910 11.53 1.07 $11.48 $23,870
Pennsylvania 74,520 13.27 1.23 $13.39 $27,850




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 9,870 21.63 2.01 $13.82 $28,750
North Dakota 6,980 16.51 1.53 $13.49 $28,070
Maine 9,480 16.29 1.51 $11.83 $24,610
Iowa 23,680 15.88 1.47 $12.17 $25,310
Arkansas 18,150 15.75 1.46 $10.23 $21,280




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 2,110 6.55 0.61 $17.04 $35,440
New York 99,820 11.56 1.07 $15.45 $32,130
Nevada 4,770 4.14 0.38 $15.45 $32,130
Connecticut 21,860 13.37 1.24 $15.36 $31,950
Massachusetts 40,980 12.58 1.17 $14.43 $30,010





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 58,220 11.11 1.03 $16.20 $33,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 34,380 9.29 0.86 $12.48 $25,950
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 31,030 7.81 0.72 $13.71 $28,510
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 25,940 14.10 1.31 $13.96 $29,040
St. Louis, MO-IL 18,290 14.16 1.31 $11.47 $23,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 17,530 10.02 0.93 $14.96 $31,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,730 7.25 0.67 $11.11 $23,100
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 16,610 6.02 0.56 $12.06 $25,080
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 15,430 8.61 0.80 $14.12 $29,380
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 15,240 13.23 1.23 $11.44 $23,790