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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

31-1011 Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.


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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
797,670 1.4 % $12.18 $25,330 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.16 $10.46 $11.63 $13.48 $15.47
Annual Wage (2) $19,060 $21,750 $24,200 $28,030 $32,180


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)
Home Health Care Services 440,550 30.39 $11.99 $24,940
Individual and Family Services 157,460 6.48 $12.16 $25,280
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 68,870 7.41 $12.28 $25,550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 43,350 6.78 $12.01 $24,970
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 19,930 1.24 $12.60 $26,200

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 440,550 30.39 $11.99 $24,940
Other Residential Care Facilities 14,400 8.83 $12.44 $25,860
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 68,870 7.41 $12.28 $25,550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 43,350 6.78 $12.01 $24,970
Individual and Family Services 157,460 6.48 $12.16 $25,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,010 0.47 $20.33 $42,290
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) $18.05 $37,550
Elementary and Secondary Schools 100 (7) $16.77 $34,890
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) (8) (8) $15.50 $32,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,240 0.38 $15.09 $31,380


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)
New York 191,820 20.44 3.71 $12.62 $26,240
Texas 69,600 5.75 1.04 $10.53 $21,910
Ohio 55,490 10.24 1.86 $10.85 $22,570
New Jersey 41,040 10.13 1.84 $11.75 $24,450
Pennsylvania 36,940 6.32 1.15 $12.17 $25,310




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 191,820 20.44 3.71 $12.62 $26,240
Ohio 55,490 10.24 1.86 $10.85 $22,570
New Jersey 41,040 10.13 1.84 $11.75 $24,450
District of Columbia 6,420 9.01 1.64 $14.08 $29,290
Minnesota 22,380 7.80 1.42 $13.92 $28,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 1,460 1.08 0.20 $17.04 $35,450
North Dakota 550 1.32 0.24 $16.39 $34,100
California 24,560 1.44 0.26 $16.19 $33,680
Rhode Island 1,160 2.40 0.44 $15.60 $32,440
Massachusetts 25,220 7.06 1.28 $14.82 $30,830





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 202,660 21.34 3.87 $12.38 $25,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 29,230 6.30 1.14 $12.11 $25,200
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 25,980 9.12 1.65 $12.29 $25,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 18,330 6.64 1.21 $14.85 $30,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 15,340 5.14 0.93 $11.00 $22,880
Columbus, OH 14,290 13.59 2.47 $10.95 $22,780
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 14,080 7.14 1.30 $11.91 $24,770
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,080 6.85 1.24 $12.22 $25,430
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 13,450 5.19 0.94 $11.44 $23,790
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13,300 6.80 1.23 $14.29 $29,730