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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.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

3,404.3 3,404.5 (p)3,406.2 (p)3,402.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

3,023.4 3,034.4 (p)3,034.7  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Home health aides

146,560

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

274,810

Medical and health services managers

40,770

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

(Source: Occupational Employment 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.
2019
Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$18.94 $19.10 $19.12 (p)$19.18

Average weekly hours

33.3 34.0 33.1 (p)33.3

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Aug.
2019
Sep.
2019
Oct.
2019
Nov.
2019

Average hourly earnings

$17.14 $17.31 $17.28 (p)$17.35

Average weekly hours

32.4 33.1 32.1 (p)32.2

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Home health aides

$11.82 $12.26 $24,590 $25,500

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

$22.82 $23.13 $47,470 $48,120

Medical and health services managers

$40.51 $43.62 $84,260 $90,740

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Employer Compensation Costs

Data series Back
data
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019
3rd quarter
2019

12-month percent change

Total compensation

2.7% 2.4% 2.4% 2.5%

Wages and salaries

3.2% 3.0% 2.9% 2.8%

(Source: Compensation Cost Trends)



Data series Back
data
3rd quarter 2019
Compensation component
($ per hour worked)
Percent of total compensation

Compensation costs

Total compensation

23.53 100.0

Wages and salaries

17.05 72.4

Total benefits

6.49 27.6

Insurance

2.05 8.7

Retirement

0.36 1.5

(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 2015 2016 2017 2018

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

25 32 34 33

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

Data series 2018

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

Total recordable cases

6.1

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

3.7

Cases involving days away from work

1.8

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.9

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
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019

Number of establishments

Private industry

81,185 81,566 (p)82,036 (p)82,467

Local government

753 751 (p)751 (p)751

State government

1,805 1,818 (p)1,821 (p)1,821

Federal government

8 8 (p)6 (p)6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

 

Data extracted on: January 29, 2020