Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
820,960 1.4 % $11.67 $24,280 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.87 $9.92 $11.16 $12.79 $15.03
Annual Wage (2) $18,450 $20,640 $23,210 $26,600 $31,260


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 435,080 31.15 $11.46 $23,830
Individual and Family Services 160,910 6.98 $11.71 $24,350
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 77,910 8.53 $11.81 $24,570
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 51,310 8.18 $11.56 $24,040
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 21,870 1.35 $12.39 $25,760

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 435,080 31.15 $11.46 $23,830
Other Residential Care Facilities 15,510 9.50 $11.95 $24,860
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 77,910 8.53 $11.81 $24,570
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 51,310 8.18 $11.56 $24,040
Individual and Family Services 160,910 6.98 $11.71 $24,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,110 0.46 $16.99 $35,340
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 50 0.01 $15.43 $32,100
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,470 0.69 $13.97 $29,050
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,960 0.46 $13.55 $28,190
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 8,380 0.15 $13.19 $27,430


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 193,460 21.01 3.65 $11.88 $24,720
Texas 76,370 6.42 1.12 $9.95 $20,690
Ohio 59,010 10.99 1.91 $10.51 $21,860
New Jersey 41,200 10.28 1.79 $11.42 $23,760
Pennsylvania 34,740 6.01 1.04 $12.10 $25,170




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 193,460 21.01 3.65 $11.88 $24,720
Ohio 59,010 10.99 1.91 $10.51 $21,860
New Jersey 41,200 10.28 1.79 $11.42 $23,760
District of Columbia 6,910 9.76 1.69 $13.66 $28,410
New Mexico 7,330 9.15 1.59 $11.47 $23,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,270 3.04 0.53 $16.32 $33,940
Alaska 1,620 5.09 0.88 $15.55 $32,350
California 25,180 1.51 0.26 $15.20 $31,610
Massachusetts 25,710 7.29 1.27 $14.78 $30,740
Delaware 1,630 3.68 0.64 $14.07 $29,270



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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 181,160 27.06 4.70 $11.66 $24,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 26,900 7.34 1.28 $11.64 $24,200
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 15,500 8.02 1.39 $13.61 $28,310
Columbus, OH 14,800 14.25 2.47 $10.68 $22,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 14,200 4.85 0.84 $10.64 $22,130
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 12,900 9.90 1.72 $11.97 $24,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,830 6.48 1.12 $11.46 $23,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 11,940 4.79 0.83 $10.88 $22,620
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 11,680 4.64 0.81 $13.02 $27,080
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 10,600 8.61 1.49 $11.48 $23,880


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 6,550 46.90 8.14 $8.98 $18,690
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 8,890 34.95 6.07 $9.09 $18,900
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 1,490 34.60 6.01 $14.08 $29,280
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 2,350 28.60 4.97 $15.31 $31,840
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 181,160 27.06 4.70 $11.66 $24,240
Tyler, TX 1,730 17.15 2.98 $9.63 $20,030
Corpus Christi, TX 3,090 16.37 2.84 $9.01 $18,750
Sherman-Denison, TX 700 15.62 2.71 $13.15 $27,360
Flint, MI 2,030 14.67 2.55 $10.71 $22,270
Duluth, MN-WI 1,800 14.29 2.48 $12.99 $27,010