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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations (Major Group)

Personal Care and Service Occupations comprises the following occupations: First-Line Supervisors of Gambling Services Workers; First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services; First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers; Animal Trainers; Animal Caretakers; Gambling Service Workers, All Other; Gambling and Sports Book Writers and Runners; Gambling Dealers; Motion Picture Projectionists; Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers; Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers, All Other; Costume Attendants; Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants; Amusement and Recreation Attendants; Crematory Operators; Embalmers; Funeral Attendants; Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers; Barbers; Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists; Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance; Shampooers; Skincare Specialists; Manicurists and Pedicurists; Baggage Porters and Bellhops; Concierges; Tour and Travel Guides; Childcare Workers; Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors; Recreation Workers; Residential Advisors; Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other


National estimates for Personal Care and Service Occupations
Industry profile for Personal Care and Service Occupations
Geographic profile for Personal Care and Service Occupations

National estimates for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,566,440 0.6 % $ 16.17 $ 33,620 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 9.52 $ 11.33 $ 14.16 $ 18.05 $ 23.76
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,810 $ 23,560 $ 29,450 $ 37,540 $ 49,410


Industry profile for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 464,820 71.41 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 374,590 33.71 $ 17.30 $ 35,970
Child Day Care Services 249,870 31.05 $ 12.72 $ 26,450
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 167,980 3.13 $ 16.56 $ 34,450
Other Personal Services 135,760 45.72 $ 15.13 $ 31,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Personal Care Services 464,820 71.41 $ 16.83 $ 35,000
Death Care Services 63,470 47.99 $ 20.51 $ 42,650
Other Personal Services 135,760 45.72 $ 15.13 $ 31,470
Amusement Parks and Arcades 60,180 39.24 $ 13.00 $ 27,050
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries 374,590 33.71 $ 17.30 $ 35,970

Top paying industries for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 100 0.03 $ 37.41 $ 77,800
Radio and Television Broadcasting 280 0.15 $ 36.01 $ 74,890
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 50 0.02 $ 35.76 $ 74,370
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 120 0.01 $ 28.17 $ 58,590
Chemical Manufacturing (3255 and 3256 only) (8) (8) $ 26.30 $ 54,700


Geographic profile for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

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



Map of employment of personal care and service occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Personal Care and Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 277,030 16.76 0.92 $ 18.82 $ 39,140
Texas 192,140 15.72 0.86 $ 14.06 $ 29,250
Florida 180,080 20.93 1.15 $ 15.00 $ 31,190
New York 168,690 19.46 1.07 $ 19.27 $ 40,070
Pennsylvania 109,450 19.60 1.08 $ 15.04 $ 31,280


Map of location quotient of personal care and service occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Personal Care and Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 46,350 35.95 1.97 $ 13.54 $ 28,170
North Dakota 11,020 27.89 1.53 $ 14.65 $ 30,460
South Dakota 10,840 25.73 1.41 $ 13.92 $ 28,950
Oregon 41,060 22.49 1.23 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
Maryland 55,620 21.85 1.20 $ 16.90 $ 35,150


Map of annual mean wages of personal care and service occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Personal Care and Service Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 7,200 10.87 0.60 $ 21.78 $ 45,300
Massachusetts 64,810 19.09 1.05 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Washington 66,530 20.75 1.14 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
New York 168,690 19.46 1.07 $ 19.27 $ 40,070
California 277,030 16.76 0.92 $ 18.82 $ 39,140



Map of employment of personal care and service occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Personal Care and Service Occupations:

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 176,600 20.35 1.12 $ 19.46 $ 40,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 97,990 17.13 0.94 $ 18.72 $ 38,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 75,250 17.78 0.98 $ 17.79 $ 36,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 56,470 21.27 1.17 $ 16.14 $ 33,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 56,200 15.66 0.86 $ 14.79 $ 30,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 55,010 18.76 1.03 $ 18.37 $ 38,210
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 50,830 20.73 1.14 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 50,060 19.37 1.06 $ 19.77 $ 41,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 44,410 15.33 0.84 $ 14.36 $ 29,860
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 41,190 15.92 0.87 $ 15.34 $ 31,910


Map of location quotient of personal care and service occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Personal Care and Service Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 6,710 57.80 3.17 $ 17.72 $ 36,850
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 36,830 40.10 2.20 $ 13.54 $ 28,170
Ocean City, NJ 1,450 37.08 2.04 $ 17.31 $ 35,990
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 2,760 36.92 2.03 $ 14.41 $ 29,980
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 4,250 36.90 2.03 $ 17.84 $ 37,120
Yakima, WA 3,350 36.75 2.02 $ 15.66 $ 32,580
East Stroudsburg, PA 1,770 33.40 1.83 $ 14.31 $ 29,750
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 4,770 32.77 1.80 $ 12.76 $ 26,540
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 38,140 32.50 1.78 $ 13.92 $ 28,940
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 7,350 31.24 1.71 $ 16.53 $ 34,380