Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

31-1014 Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes "Home Health Aides" (31-1011), "Orderlies" (31-1015), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).


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)
1,443,150 0.6 % $13.29 $27,650 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.64 $10.80 $12.78 $15.08 $18.22
Annual Wage (2) $20,040 $22,470 $26,590 $31,370 $37,900


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) 602,630 36.72 $12.79 $26,590
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 354,450 6.55 $14.35 $29,850
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 161,130 18.14 $12.37 $25,730
Home Health Care Services 77,360 5.71 $12.30 $25,590
Employment Services 42,490 1.17 $13.90 $28,900

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) 602,630 36.72 $12.79 $26,590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 161,130 18.14 $12.37 $25,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 25,920 10.13 $14.32 $29,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 354,450 6.55 $14.35 $29,850
Home Health Care Services 77,360 5.71 $12.30 $25,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,750 0.68 $18.00 $37,450
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $16.90 $35,160
Educational Support Services 30 0.02 $16.26 $33,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,060 0.10 $16.14 $33,570
Outpatient Care Centers 15,280 1.83 $15.38 $31,990


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 99,140 6.21 0.60 $15.76 $32,770
New York 98,040 10.78 1.05 $16.49 $34,300
Florida 90,890 11.05 1.08 $12.13 $25,230
Texas 87,930 7.49 0.73 $12.21 $25,410
Pennsylvania 76,300 13.28 1.29 $14.03 $29,190




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 9,990 21.02 2.04 $14.21 $29,560
Kansas 23,310 16.97 1.65 $11.79 $24,530
North Dakota 6,870 16.15 1.57 $15.19 $31,600
Maine 9,050 15.18 1.48 $12.60 $26,220
Arkansas 17,520 14.71 1.43 $10.94 $22,760




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,720 5.31 0.52 $18.04 $37,520
New York 98,040 10.78 1.05 $16.49 $34,300
Nevada 5,830 4.58 0.45 $16.18 $33,650
District of Columbia 2,970 4.23 0.41 $16.05 $33,380
California 99,140 6.21 0.60 $15.76 $32,770





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 70,790 10.75 1.05 $16.78 $34,910
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 30,420 7.21 0.70 $15.21 $31,630
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30,150 8.29 0.81 $13.35 $27,760
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,830 6.42 0.62 $12.93 $26,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,680 7.31 0.71 $11.96 $24,870
St. Louis, MO-IL 18,540 13.78 1.34 $12.33 $25,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,240 8.50 0.83 $15.73 $32,730
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 15,950 12.61 1.23 $12.35 $25,690
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 15,650 8.68 0.84 $15.30 $31,820
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 15,650 13.52 1.31 $14.11 $29,350


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