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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

31-1120 Home Health and Personal Care Aides

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 31-1121 Home Health Aides and 31-1122 Personal Care Aides and the 2010 SOC occupations 31-1011 Home Health Aides and 39-9021 Personal Care Aides.


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)
3,161,500 0.6 % $12.71 $26,440 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $10.90 $12.15 $14.17 $16.44
Annual Wage (2) $19,430 $22,680 $25,280 $29,460 $34,180


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)
Individual and Family Services 1,457,300 57.39 $12.88 $26,800
Home Health Care Services 847,960 56.58 $12.18 $25,330
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 288,040 45.16 $12.73 $26,470
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 247,990 26.20 $12.67 $26,340
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 62,670 19.25 $12.33 $25,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 1,457,300 57.39 $12.88 $26,800
Home Health Care Services 847,960 56.58 $12.18 $25,330
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 288,040 45.16 $12.73 $26,470
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 247,990 26.20 $12.67 $26,340
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 62,670 19.25 $12.33 $25,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 310 0.03 $18.07 $37,590
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 24,060 1.11 $17.60 $36,600
Educational Support Services 640 0.32 $16.79 $34,930
Other Investment Pools and Funds 350 3.69 $16.80 $34,930
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 110 0.03 $14.83 $30,840


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 595,760 34.27 1.59 $13.83 $28,780
New York 444,880 46.72 2.17 $14.08 $29,290
Texas 300,820 24.20 1.12 $10.07 $20,950
Pennsylvania 183,430 31.08 1.44 $12.41 $25,810
Massachusetts 108,670 30.02 1.39 $15.14 $31,500




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 444,880 46.72 2.17 $14.08 $29,290
New Mexico 30,230 36.70 1.71 $10.92 $22,720
Minnesota 103,830 36.04 1.67 $13.62 $28,320
California 595,760 34.27 1.59 $13.83 $28,780
Pennsylvania 183,430 31.08 1.44 $12.41 $25,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 6,910 21.79 1.01 $16.70 $34,740
North Dakota 6,140 14.52 0.67 $16.03 $33,330
Vermont 7,230 23.62 1.10 $15.67 $32,590
Massachusetts 108,670 30.02 1.39 $15.14 $31,500
District of Columbia 11,360 15.70 0.73 $14.98 $31,150





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 404,750 41.92 1.95 $13.93 $28,980
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 252,950 40.54 1.88 $14.17 $29,470
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 93,550 32.52 1.51 $12.61 $26,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 75,780 30.65 1.42 $14.58 $30,320
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 75,750 16.20 0.75 $12.77 $26,560
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 72,100 36.57 1.70 $13.76 $28,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 67,810 24.23 1.13 $15.23 $31,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 59,850 19.61 0.91 $9.81 $20,410
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 55,890 36.33 1.69 $12.90 $26,830
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 51,880 24.46 1.14 $12.57 $26,140