Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,453,670 0.5 % $13.72 $28,540 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.94 $11.22 $13.23 $15.49 $18.57
Annual Wage (2) $20,680 $23,330 $27,520 $32,220 $38,630


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) 594,460 36.66 $13.20 $27,470
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 365,360 6.64 $14.73 $30,640
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 164,580 18.03 $12.84 $26,700
Home Health Care Services 78,940 5.65 $13.08 $27,210
Employment Services 39,300 1.09 $13.88 $28,870

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) 594,460 36.66 $13.20 $27,470
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 164,580 18.03 $12.84 $26,700
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 26,530 10.21 $14.96 $31,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 365,360 6.64 $14.73 $30,640
Home Health Care Services 78,940 5.65 $13.08 $27,210

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) 14,140 0.70 $18.43 $38,340
Facilities Support Services 30 0.02 $17.88 $37,180
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 $17.42 $36,240
Educational Support Services 60 0.04 $17.13 $35,630
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 3,110 0.10 $16.49 $34,290


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 98,570 5.90 0.58 $16.13 $33,560
New York 94,980 10.32 1.01 $16.87 $35,080
Florida 92,190 10.95 1.07 $12.47 $25,930
Texas 88,500 7.44 0.73 $12.69 $26,390
Pennsylvania 75,020 12.97 1.27 $14.43 $30,010




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 9,950 20.92 2.05 $14.68 $30,540
North Dakota 7,310 17.53 1.72 $15.81 $32,880
Kansas 22,590 16.50 1.62 $12.16 $25,290
Maine 9,070 15.13 1.48 $13.10 $27,250
Arkansas 18,040 15.03 1.47 $11.53 $23,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,850 5.81 0.57 $18.24 $37,950
New York 94,980 10.32 1.01 $16.87 $35,080
Nevada 6,550 5.00 0.49 $16.58 $34,480
District of Columbia 3,160 4.46 0.44 $16.43 $34,170
California 98,570 5.90 0.58 $16.13 $33,560



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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 69,910 10.44 1.02 $17.06 $35,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 32,430 7.32 0.72 $15.10 $31,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 31,170 8.51 0.83 $14.01 $29,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 19,000 7.25 0.71 $12.80 $26,630
St. Louis, MO-IL 18,970 13.98 1.37 $12.87 $26,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 18,660 6.37 0.62 $13.34 $27,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,410 9.01 0.88 $16.47 $34,250
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 16,200 12.65 1.24 $12.88 $26,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,060 6.37 0.63 $14.92 $31,040
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 15,640 13.41 1.31 $14.42 $29,990


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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)
Goldsboro, NC 1,200 30.75 3.02 $12.71 $26,440
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 4,200 27.31 2.68 $12.69 $26,390
Kankakee, IL 1,170 26.51 2.60 $13.33 $27,730
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 1,130 26.46 2.60 $14.70 $30,580
Greenville, NC 1,970 26.38 2.59 $12.23 $25,450
Bay City, MI 870