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Hospitals: NAICS 622

About the Hospitals subsector

The hospitals subsector is part of the health care and social assistance sector.

Industries in the Hospitals subsector provide medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to inpatients and the specialized accommodation services required by inpatients. Hospitals may also provide outpatient services as a secondary activity. Establishments in the Hospitals subsector provide inpatient health services, many of which can only be provided using the specialized facilities and equipment that form a significant and integral part of the production process.

North American Industry Classification System

The hospitals subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals: NAICS 6221
  • Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals: NAICS 6222
  • Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals: NAICS 6223

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in hospitals. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

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Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

5,153.4 5,144.1 (p)5,149.8 (p)5,145.9

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

4,719.5 4,711.2 (p)4,719.3  

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

2.7% 2.0% 1.5% 1.2%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2020

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

95,490

Medical and clinical laboratory technologists

158,930

Radiologic technologists and technicians

126,170

Note: These employment estimates include employment in both the private-sector and government.

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for hospitals.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in hospitals. This section also contains information on the average cost of benefits paid by employers, as well as recent rates of change in wages and total compensation.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$36.52 $36.83 $37.42 (p)$37.74

Average weekly hours

37.3 37.5 37.7 (p)37.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Average hourly earnings

$35.39 $36.00 $36.76 (p)$36.77

Average weekly hours

36.5 36.8 36.9 (p)36.8

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2020
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

$22.38 $22.94 $46,560 $47,720

Medical and clinical laboratory technologists

$27.28 $27.76 $56,750 $57,740

Radiologic technologists and technicians

$30.22 $31.37 $62,850 $65,250

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Employee Benefits

This section presents data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer-provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefits from the National Compensation Survey. More Benefits estimates are also accessible from the Benefits database, the archived NCS publications page, and the complete Employee Benefits Excel dataset (XLSX).

Data series Access Participation
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2021

State and local government

Retirement benefit plans

93 77

Defined benefit plans

67 51

Defined contribution plans

61 38

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Data series After 1 year of service After 20 years of service
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2021 Back
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2021

Mean number of vacation days for state and local government workers without consolidated leave plans

13 23

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Data series Back
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2021

Percent of state and local government workers with access to employer-sponsored benefits

Health care

91

Paid vacation

92

Paid sick leave

92

(Source: Employee Benefits in the United States)

Employer Compensation Costs

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2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021
3rd quarter
2021

Private industry

12-month percent change

Total compensation

2.2% 2.7% 2.7% 3.3%

Wages and salaries

2.3% 2.7% 3.0% 3.8%

3-month percent change

Total compensation

0.5% 1.1% 0.7% 1.0%

Wages and salaries

0.6% 1.1% 0.9% 1.2%

State and local government

12-month percent change

Total compensation

2.2% 2.1% 2.5% 3.0%

Wages and salaries

1.9% 1.8% 2.3% 3.7%

3-month percent change

Total compensation

0.6% 0.7% 0.6% 1.0%

Wages and salaries

0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 1.6%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Data series Private industry State and local government
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation
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2nd quarter 2021

Total compensation

52.75 100.0 50.52 100.0

Wages and salaries

34.56 65.5 31.59 62.5

Total benefits

18.19 34.5 18.92 37.5

Insurance

5.20 9.9 5.70 11.3

Retirement

2.34 4.4 4.20 8.3

Paid leave

5.22 9.9 4.93 9.8

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in hospitals. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2016 2017 2018 2019

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

18 25 26 30

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2020

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

7.6

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

4.6

Cases involving days away from work

3.7

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.9

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction.

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Jul.
2021
Aug.
2021
Sep.
2021
Oct.
2021

Producer price index

(p)217.0 (p)216.8 (p)217.5 (p)218.0

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.5% (p)-0.1% (p)0.3% (p)0.2%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in hospitals.

Establishments

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3rd quarter
2020
4th quarter
2020
1st quarter
2021
2nd quarter
2021

Number of establishments

Private industry

11,595 11,773 (p)11,843 (p)12,019

Local government

1,415 1,443 (p)1,335 (p)1,341

State government

1,110 1,103 (p)1,098 (p)1,105

Federal government

382 382 (p)384 (p)383

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: December 03, 2021