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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

31-1120 Home Health and Personal Care Aides

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 31-1121 Home Health Aides and 31-1122 Personal Care Aides and the 2010 SOC occupations 31-1011 Home Health Aides and 39-9021 Personal Care Aides.


National estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides
Industry profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides
Geographic profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides

National estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,211,590 0.7 % $ 13.49 $ 28,060 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.68 $ 11.33 $ 13.02 $ 15.04 $ 17.79
Annual Wage (2) $ 20,130 $ 23,560 $ 27,080 $ 31,280 $ 36,990


Industry profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Home Health and Personal Care Aides are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 1,474,730 57.65 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Home Health Care Services 863,850 57.82 $ 13.02 $ 27,080
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 295,070 46.66 $ 13.40 $ 27,860
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 252,530 26.84 $ 13.36 $ 27,790
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 56,570 19.69 $ 12.89 $ 26,810

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 863,850 57.82 $ 13.02 $ 27,080
Individual and Family Services 1,474,730 57.65 $ 13.69 $ 28,480
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 295,070 46.66 $ 13.40 $ 27,860
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 252,530 26.84 $ 13.36 $ 27,790
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 56,570 19.69 $ 12.89 $ 26,810

Top paying industries for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 24,670 1.12 $ 18.58 $ 38,640
Educational Support Services 400 0.21 $ 17.41 $ 36,210
Other Investment Pools and Funds 370 3.42 $ 16.95 $ 35,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 180 0.02 $ 16.00 $ 33,290
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 140 0.03 $ 15.73 $ 32,720


Geographic profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Home Health and Personal Care Aides are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 597,500 36.37 1.58 $ 15.04 $ 31,270
New York 469,370 54.00 2.34 $ 15.45 $ 32,140
Texas 309,540 25.58 1.11 $ 10.45 $ 21,750
Pennsylvania 197,570 35.84 1.55 $ 12.75 $ 26,510
Massachusetts 109,350 32.64 1.41 $ 16.29 $ 33,890




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 469,370 54.00 2.34 $ 15.45 $ 32,140
New Mexico 31,090 39.57 1.71 $ 11.47 $ 23,850
Minnesota 102,490 37.84 1.64 $ 14.10 $ 29,330
California 597,500 36.37 1.58 $ 15.04 $ 31,270
Pennsylvania 197,570 35.84 1.55 $ 12.75 $ 26,510




Top paying states for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 6,480 21.88 0.95 $ 17.00 $ 35,360
North Dakota 6,210 15.52 0.67 $ 16.36 $ 34,020
Massachusetts 109,350 32.64 1.41 $ 16.29 $ 33,890
Vermont 7,260 25.82 1.12 $ 16.26 $ 33,810
Washington 58,000 18.15 0.79 $ 15.80 $ 32,860





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 426,290 48.25 2.09 $ 15.37 $ 31,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 252,820 43.42 1.88 $ 14.88 $ 30,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 105,290 39.04 1.69 $ 12.96 $ 26,950
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 76,530 17.54 0.76 $ 13.73 $ 28,560
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 74,480 31.96 1.38 $ 16.57 $ 34,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 71,050 38.42 1.66 $ 14.26 $ 29,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 68,920 26.49 1.15 $ 16.31 $ 33,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 64,010 21.56 0.93 $ 10.15 $ 21,120
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 54,570 36.63 1.59 $ 14.69 $ 30,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 54,120 25.67 1.11 $ 13.34 $ 27,760




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 39,150 150.76 6.53 $ 10.71 $ 22,280
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 19,130 141.84 6.14 $ 10.61 $ 22,060
Grants Pass, OR 2,070 79.73 3.45 $ 15.93 $ 33,130
Laredo, TX 7,830 78.89 3.42 $ 10.10 $ 21,010
Utica-Rome, NY 9,000 78.07 3.38 $ 15.28 $ 31,780
El Centro, CA 4,270 74.30 3.22 $ 13.87 $ 28,850
Sherman-Denison, TX 3,360 73.77 3.20 $ 12.26 $ 25,490
Las Cruces, NM 4,510 65.69 2.85 $ 10.96 $ 22,810
Pittsfield, MA 2,310 63.82 2.76 $ 15.96 $ 33,200
Redding, CA 3,880 60.51 2.62 $ 13.98 $ 29,070