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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Home Health and Personal Care Aides ; Nursing Assistants ; Orderlies ; Psychiatric Aides ; Occupational Therapy Assistants ; Occupational Therapy Aides ; Physical Therapist Assistants ; Physical Therapist Aides ; Massage Therapists ; Dental Assistants ; Medical Assistants ; Medical Equipment Preparers ; Medical Transcriptionists ; Pharmacy Aides ; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers ; Phlebotomists ; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,521,790 0.3 % $14.91 $31,010 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $11.57 $13.69 $17.06 $21.68
Annual Wage (2) $20,800 $24,070 $28,470 $35,480 $45,100


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)
Individual and Family Services 1,502,760 59.19 $12.92 $26,880
Home Health Care Services 943,320 62.95 $12.62 $26,250
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 696,230 12.47 $16.77 $34,890
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 661,870 41.27 $14.65 $30,460
Offices of Physicians 484,730 18.31 $17.16 $35,690

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 943,320 62.95 $12.62 $26,250
Individual and Family Services 1,502,760 59.19 $12.92 $26,880
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 319,040 50.02 $12.84 $26,710
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 424,730 44.87 $13.31 $27,680
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 661,870 41.27 $14.65 $30,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Traveler Accommodation 10,620 0.52 $22.60 $47,010
Personal Care Services 58,950 8.05 $21.42 $44,560
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 360 0.03 $20.93 $43,540
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 720 0.23 $20.80 $43,270
Junior Colleges 430 0.06 $20.69 $43,040


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)
California 945,700 54.41 1.23 $15.94 $33,160
New York 629,090 66.06 1.49 $15.64 $32,540
Texas 543,430 43.72 0.98 $12.85 $26,730
Pennsylvania 335,890 56.92 1.28 $14.31 $29,760
Florida 295,400 33.59 0.76 $15.07 $31,340




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 629,090 66.06 1.49 $15.64 $32,540
New Mexico 49,990 60.69 1.37 $12.87 $26,770
Maine 35,600 58.26 1.31 $14.99 $31,190
Pennsylvania 335,890 56.92 1.28 $14.31 $29,760
Minnesota 163,160 56.64 1.28 $15.62 $32,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 14,430 45.50 1.02 $19.84 $41,260
Washington 144,170 43.44 0.98 $17.59 $36,590
Hawaii 23,430 36.88 0.83 $17.39 $36,180
Oregon 76,340 40.06 0.90 $17.17 $35,720
Massachusetts 192,280 53.12 1.20 $16.99 $35,340





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 612,660 63.45 1.43 $15.77 $32,790
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 380,700 61.01 1.37 $15.61 $32,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 170,780 59.37 1.34 $14.54 $30,240
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 168,690 36.07 0.81 $15.29 $31,810
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 125,480 44.85 1.01 $17.41 $36,220
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 121,500 33.23 0.75 $14.33 $29,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 117,080 47.36 1.07 $17.66 $36,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 110,590 36.23 0.82 $12.93 $26,900
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 106,180 53.86 1.21 $15.78 $32,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 93,760 29.49 0.66 $16.51 $34,350