Table 5. Employment and mean wages for the largest occupations in health care and social assistance, May 2010
Occupation Employment, health care and social assistance Hourly mean wage, health care and social assistance Annual mean wage, health care and social assistance

Registered nurses

2,296,070 $32.57 $67,750

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

1,337,810 11.96 24,880

Home health aides

921,870 10.31 21,440

Personal care aides

624,230 9.71 20,200

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

623,450 19.78 41,140

Medical assistants

493,200 14.36 29,860

Medical secretaries

473,200 15.28 31,780

Receptionists and information clerks

412,080 12.89 26,820

Office clerks, general

368,750 13.40 27,860

Childcare workers

342,190 9.69 20,150

Dental assistants

282,010 16.38 34,080

Preschool teachers, except special education

268,700 12.39 25,770

 

Last Modified Date: June 20, 2011