Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
1,450,960 0.5 % $14.22 $29,580 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.24 $11.70 $13.72 $16.15 $19.02
Annual Wage (2) $21,290 $24,340 $28,540 $33,580 $39,560


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) 581,140 36.08 $13.73 $28,560
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 372,320 6.71 $15.17 $31,540
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 163,950 17.63 $13.35 $27,780
Home Health Care Services 80,150 5.53 $13.52 $28,130
Individual and Family Services 39,080 1.61 $12.82 $26,660

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) 581,140 36.08 $13.73 $28,560
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 163,950 17.63 $13.35 $27,780
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 25,990 9.93 $15.39 $32,020
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 372,320 6.71 $15.17 $31,540
Home Health Care Services 80,150 5.53 $13.52 $28,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.06 $20.19 $41,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,830 0.74 $18.81 $39,110
Junior Colleges 80 0.01 $18.09 $37,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (8) (8) $17.14 $35,650
Outpatient Care Centers 13,940 1.51 $16.48 $34,280


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 99,440 5.85 0.58 $16.93 $35,220
New York 91,400 9.74 0.97 $17.79 $37,010
Florida 89,860 10.44 1.04 $12.90 $26,840
Texas 87,750 7.24 0.72 $12.99 $27,030
Pennsylvania 76,260 13.04 1.30 $14.73 $30,630




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 10,200 21.15 2.11 $15.07 $31,340
North Dakota 7,080 17.00 1.70 $16.34 $33,990
Kansas 22,290 16.21 1.62 $12.60 $26,210
Maine 9,580 15.82 1.58 $13.80 $28,710
Arkansas 18,060 14.93 1.49 $12.06 $25,080




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,820 5.76 0.57 $19.15 $39,830
New York 91,400 9.74 0.97 $17.79 $37,010
Hawaii 4,800 7.48 0.75 $17.20 $35,770
California 99,440 5.85 0.58 $16.93 $35,220
Nevada 6,660 4.95 0.49 $16.89 $35,130





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 99,940 10.52 1.05 $17.67 $36,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 39,790 6.50 0.65 $16.16 $33,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 39,770 8.57 0.85 $14.37 $29,890
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 38,460 13.50 1.35 $14.70 $30,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 26,030 9.43 0.94 $16.64 $34,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 23,930 7.63 0.76 $15.20 $31,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 22,970 6.44 0.64 $13.36 $27,780
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 22,970 8.87 0.88 $12.64 $26,300
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 20,770 10.53 1.05 $14.60 $30,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 19,340 7.21 0.72 $13.36 $27,780