Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
814,300 1.2 % $11.35 $23,600 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.65 $9.56 $10.87 $12.39 $14.72
Annual Wage (2) $17,990 $19,890 $22,600 $25,760 $30,610


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 408,920 30.19 $11.25 $23,410
Individual and Family Services 148,890 8.82 $11.12 $23,140
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 87,810 9.88 $11.37 $23,650
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 69,200 11.29 $11.19 $23,270
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 24,210 1.48 $12.08 $25,120

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 408,920 30.19 $11.25 $23,410
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 69,200 11.29 $11.19 $23,270
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 87,810 9.88 $11.37 $23,650
Other Residential Care Facilities 15,490 9.58 $11.13 $23,150
Individual and Family Services 148,890 8.82 $11.12 $23,140

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 1,680 0.71 $14.36 $29,880
Management of Companies and Enterprises 640 0.03 $13.70 $28,500
State Government (OES Designation) 8,660 0.40 $13.51 $28,100
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 350 0.22 $13.16 $27,380
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,930 0.23 $13.09 $27,230


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 173,830 19.11 3.29 $11.61 $24,150
Texas 67,180 5.72 0.99 $9.88 $20,550
Ohio 65,710 12.31 2.12 $10.31 $21,450
Pennsylvania 42,890 7.46 1.29 $11.22 $23,340
North Carolina 39,320 9.29 1.60 $9.70 $20,170




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 173,830 19.11 3.29 $11.61 $24,150
Ohio 65,710 12.31 2.12 $10.31 $21,450
New Mexico 8,050 9.99 1.72 $11.29 $23,480
New Jersey 38,510 9.74 1.68 $11.17 $23,230
North Carolina 39,320 9.29 1.60 $9.70 $20,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,370 4.24 0.73 $16.00 $33,290
North Dakota 1,420 3.33 0.57 $15.95 $33,170
Delaware 1,690 3.85 0.66 $15.04 $31,290
California 25,910 1.62 0.28 $14.05 $29,210
Massachusetts 27,020 7.81 1.35 $14.04 $29,200





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 159,830 24.27 4.18 $11.38 $23,680
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30,970 8.51 1.47 $11.41 $23,740
Columbus, OH 15,720 15.36 2.65 $10.57 $21,980
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 15,690 8.21 1.42 $13.05 $27,150
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 13,410 13.05 2.25 $10.51 $21,860
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 12,960 7.19 1.24 $14.50 $30,160
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 12,770 5.25 0.91 $10.55 $21,940
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 12,390 4.22 0.73 $10.78 $22,420
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 12,030 9.35 1.61 $11.43 $23,770
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 11,860 13.32 2.30 $11.16 $23,200