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Nursing and Residential Care Facilities: NAICS 623

About the Nursing and Residential Care Facilities subsector

The nursing and residential care facilities subsector is part of the health care and social assistance sector.

Industries in the Nursing and Residential Care Facilities subsector provide residential care combined with either nursing, supervisory, or other types of care as required by the residents. In this subsector, the facilities are a significant part of the production process and the care provided is a mix of health and social services with the health services being largely some level of nursing services.

North American Industry Classification System

The nursing and residential care facilities subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Nursing Care Facilities: NAICS 6231
  • Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities: NAICS 6232
  • Community Care Facilities for the Elderly: NAICS 6233
  • Other Residential Care Facilities: NAICS 6239

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in nursing and residential care facilities. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

Data series Back
data
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022
Dec.
2022

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

3,040.1 3,050.8 (p)3,061.1 (p)3,070.2

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

2,654.5 2,670.2 (p)2,683.9  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2021

Home health aides

632,450

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

235,720

Medical and health services managers

45,080

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 nursing and residential care facilities.

(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 nursing and residential care facilities. 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

Data series Back
data
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$23.29 $23.53 $23.56 (p)$23.70

Average weekly hours

33.6 33.9 34.0 (p)33.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Aug.
2022
Sep.
2022
Oct.
2022
Nov.
2022

Average hourly earnings

$21.01 $21.27 $21.26 (p)$21.42

Average weekly hours

32.5 32.8 32.8 (p)32.4

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2021
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Home health aides

$14.05 $14.17 $29,230 $29,480

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

$23.86 $25.63 $49,620 $53,310

Medical and health services managers

$40.17 $44.12 $83,550 $91,760

(Source: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics)

Employer Compensation Costs

Data series Back
data
4th quarter
2021
1st quarter
2022
2nd quarter
2022
3rd quarter
2022

Private industry

12-month percent change

Total compensation

6.0% 6.7% 7.1% 7.2%

Wages and salaries

6.6% 7.4% 7.7% 7.8%

3-month percent change

Total compensation

1.8% 1.8% 1.6% 1.9%

Wages and salaries

2.0% 1.9% 1.6% 2.1%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)

Data series Private industry
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation
Back
data
3rd quarter 2022 Back
data
3rd quarter 2022

Total compensation

27.48 100.0

Wages and salaries

20.05 73.0

Total benefits

7.43 27.0

Insurance

2.15 7.8

Retirement

0.41 1.5

Paid leave

1.90 6.9

(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 nursing and residential care facilities. 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 2018 2019 2020 2021

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

33 31 27 33

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

Data series 2021

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

Total recordable cases

7.3

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

5.3

Cases involving days away from work

4.0

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.3

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

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in nursing and residential care facilities.

Establishments

Data series Back
data
3rd quarter
2021
4th quarter
2021
1st quarter
2022
2nd quarter
2022

Number of establishments

Private industry

86,129 86,379 (p)86,418 (p)87,327

Local government

742 739 (p)738 (p)736

State government

1,825 1,844 (p)1,837 (p)1,839

Federal government

7 7 (p)7 (p)7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: January 25, 2023