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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

31-1120 Home Health and Personal Care Aides

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 31-1121 Home Health Aides and 31-1122 Personal Care Aides.


National estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides
Industry profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides
Geographic profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides

National estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,366,480 0.4 % $ 14.07 $ 29,260 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.72 $ 11.58 $ 14.15 $ 14.53 $ 17.79
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,290 $ 24,090 $ 29,430 $ 30,230 $ 37,010


Industry profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Home Health and Personal Care Aides are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 1,657,960 62.40 $ 14.20 $ 29,530
Home Health Care Services 861,740 56.89 $ 13.52 $ 28,130
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 285,420 46.57 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 245,910 27.59 $ 14.06 $ 29,250
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 62,400 4.43 $ 14.49 $ 30,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 1,657,960 62.40 $ 14.20 $ 29,530
Home Health Care Services 861,740 56.89 $ 13.52 $ 28,130
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 285,420 46.57 $ 14.22 $ 29,570
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 245,910 27.59 $ 14.06 $ 29,250
Other Residential Care Facilities 38,730 25.65 $ 14.07 $ 29,260

Top paying industries for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 300 0.22 $ 21.44 $ 44,600
Educational Support Services (8) (8) $ 21.19 $ 44,080
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 23,880 1.09 $ 18.95 $ 39,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 340 0.04 $ 18.67 $ 38,830
Other Investment Pools and Funds 580 4.57 $ 17.94 $ 37,320


Geographic profile for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Home Health and Personal Care Aides are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Home Health and Personal Care Aides, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of home health and personal care aides by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 717,220 43.39 1.82 $ 15.26 $ 31,740
New York 478,620 55.21 2.31 $ 16.11 $ 33,520
Texas 306,410 25.06 1.05 $ 10.88 $ 22,620
Pennsylvania 193,460 34.65 1.45 $ 13.40 $ 27,870
Minnesota 108,890 39.81 1.67 $ 14.58 $ 30,320


Map of location quotient of home health and personal care aides by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 478,620 55.21 2.31 $ 16.11 $ 33,520
California 717,220 43.39 1.82 $ 15.26 $ 31,740
New Mexico 33,680 43.37 1.81 $ 12.08 $ 25,120
Minnesota 108,890 39.81 1.67 $ 14.58 $ 30,320
Pennsylvania 193,460 34.65 1.45 $ 13.40 $ 27,870


Map of annual mean wages of home health and personal care aides by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 62,890 19.62 0.82 $ 17.36 $ 36,120
Vermont 5,370 18.89 0.79 $ 17.06 $ 35,490
Massachusetts 107,900 31.79 1.33 $ 16.82 $ 34,990
Alaska 6,410 21.67 0.91 $ 16.78 $ 34,900
North Dakota 6,240 15.80 0.66 $ 16.42 $ 34,150



Map of employment of home health and personal care aides by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

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 450,830 51.95 2.17 $ 16.11 $ 33,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 301,130 52.65 2.20 $ 15.02 $ 31,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 103,990 39.17 1.64 $ 13.90 $ 28,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 88,750 39.58 1.66 $ 16.97 $ 35,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 84,930 20.06 0.84 $ 14.37 $ 29,890
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 75,830 41.60 1.74 $ 14.71 $ 30,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 69,700 45.56 1.91 $ 14.59 $ 30,340
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 66,430 25.70 1.08 $ 16.85 $ 35,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60,090 20.74 0.87 $ 11.24 $ 23,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 53,160 14.81 0.62 $ 11.70 $ 24,330


Map of location quotient of home health and personal care aides by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Home Health and Personal Care Aides:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 39,190 149.67 6.26 $ 10.33 $ 21,480
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 18,110 128.19 5.36 $ 10.44 $ 21,720
El Centro, CA 5,930 101.04 4.23 $ 14.54 $ 30,250
Grants Pass, OR 2,550 90.63 3.79 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Laredo, TX 7,340 75.51 3.16 $ 10.11 $ 21,020
Las Cruces, NM 4,880 71.49 2.99 $ 11.38 $ 23,670
Sherman-Denison, TX 3,330 69.06 2.89 $ 10.44 $ 21,720
Midland, MI 2,370 68.08 2.85 $ 12.83 $ 26,680
Chico, CA 4,840 64.96 2.72 $ 14.48 $ 30,110
Utica-Rome, NY 7,020 61.24 2.56 $ 15.87 $ 33,010