Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Home Health Aides ; Psychiatric Aides ; Nursing Assistants ; Orderlies ; Occupational Therapy Assistants ; Occupational Therapy Aides ; Physical Therapist Assistants ; Physical Therapist Aides ; Massage Therapists ; Dental Assistants ; Medical Assistants ; Medical Equipment Preparers ; Medical Transcriptionists ; Pharmacy Aides ; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers ; Phlebotomists ; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
4,043,480 0.4 % $14.65 $30,470 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Annual Wage (2) $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620


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)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 662,630 40.38 $13.26 $27,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 655,900 12.12 $15.52 $32,280
Home Health Care Services 502,010 37.06 $11.90 $24,760
Offices of Physicians 436,080 17.33 $15.95 $33,180
Offices of Dentists 305,310 33.29 $18.15 $37,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 662,630 40.38 $13.26 $27,590
Home Health Care Services 502,010 37.06 $11.90 $24,760
Offices of Dentists 305,310 33.29 $18.15 $37,750
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 263,540 29.66 $12.16 $25,300
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 188,230 22.47 $19.32 $40,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 250 0.06 $26.13 $54,350
Civic and Social Organizations 220 0.06 $23.44 $48,760
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $22.86 $47,550
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $21.99 $45,740
Educational Support Services 480 0.28 $21.42 $44,540


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 364,110 40.02 1.39 $14.68 $30,540
California 351,250 22.00 0.76 $17.51 $36,410
Texas 312,950 26.64 0.93 $13.93 $28,980
Florida 235,950 28.70 1.00 $14.25 $29,630
Ohio 199,500 37.37 1.30 $13.34 $27,740




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)
Rhode Island 20,660 43.47 1.51 $15.39 $32,010
New York 364,110 40.02 1.39 $14.68 $30,540
New Jersey 150,560 38.07 1.32 $14.84 $30,870
Ohio 199,500 37.37 1.30 $13.34 $27,740
North Carolina 153,090 36.18 1.26 $12.80 $26,610




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 8,120 25.10 0.87 $21.26 $44,210
California 351,250 22.00 0.76 $17.51 $36,410
Washington 77,260 25.19 0.87 $17.08 $35,530
Oregon 48,130 26.88 0.93 $16.88 $35,110
Connecticut 49,380 29.63 1.03 $16.73 $34,800





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 300,060 45.56 1.58 $14.33 $29,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 103,170 28.35 0.98 $14.85 $30,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 96,130 22.78 0.79 $17.09 $35,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 64,190 21.87 0.76 $14.18 $29,500
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 59,520 24.49 0.85 $15.27 $31,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 54,340 21.28 0.74 $14.47 $30,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 50,460 26.42 0.92 $16.53 $34,390
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 50,110 27.79 0.97 $17.34 $36,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 46,620 24.09 0.84 $15.39 $32,020