Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

All healthcare support workers not listed separately


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)
92,030 1.8 % $18.56 $38,600 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.85 $13.61 $17.89 $22.43 $26.78
Annual Wage (2) $22,570 $28,310 $37,220 $46,650 $55,700


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 25,260 0.46 $17.70 $36,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,030 0.69 $21.98 $45,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools 8,970 0.11 $18.48 $38,440
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 5,860 0.36 $14.41 $29,970
Offices of Physicians 5,510 0.22 $21.60 $44,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 3,090 1.16 $15.71 $32,670
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 2,770 0.93 $17.70 $36,820
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,030 0.69 $21.98 $45,720
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 4,440 0.51 $18.81 $39,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 25,260 0.46 $17.70 $36,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 120 0.01 $23.82 $49,550
Home Health Care Services 1,320 0.09 $22.83 $47,490
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $22.52 $46,840
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 380 0.13 $22.01 $45,780
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,030 0.69 $21.98 $45,720


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 13,040 0.78 1.21 $21.86 $45,480
New York 6,170 0.67 1.04 $17.37 $36,130
New Jersey 5,930 1.48 2.29 $17.33 $36,050
Texas 5,860 0.49 0.76 $22.10 $45,960
Ohio 4,430 0.83 1.28 $17.07 $35,500




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)
Hawaii 960 1.52 2.35 $17.86 $37,160
New Jersey 5,930 1.48 2.29 $17.33 $36,050
Maryland 3,790 1.42 2.20 $19.14 $39,810
Louisiana 2,600 1.37 2.11 $13.48 $28,050
Alaska 430 1.35 2.09 $21.62 $44,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 170 0.25 0.38 $23.02 $47,880
Texas 5,860 0.49 0.76 $22.10 $45,960
Oklahoma 440 0.28 0.43 $22.01 $45,780
California 13,040 0.78 1.21 $21.86 $45,480
Alaska 430 1.35 2.09 $21.62 $44,980



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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 5,080 0.76 1.17 $18.02 $37,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,720 0.61 0.95 $21.01 $43,690
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,050 1.51 2.33 $18.28 $38,020
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,880 0.51 0.79 $19.94 $41,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,800 1.26 1.95 $20.71 $43,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,760 0.89 1.38 $17.39 $36,180
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,730 1.48 2.29 $17.83 $37,080
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,450 0.50 0.77 $18.11 $37,670
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,340 0.93 1.45 $20.07 $41,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,310 0.68 1.05 $17.96 $37,360


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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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 220 3.80 5.89 (8) (8)
Fayetteville, NC 460 3.60 5.58 $18.88 $39,270
Ocean City, NJ 110 2.90 4.49 $20.15 $41,920
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 290 2.80 4.34 $18.67 $38,830
Clarksville, TN-KY 210 2.51 3.89 $18.90 $39,320
Killeen-Temple, TX 340 2.42 3.75 $20.00 $41,600
El Centro, CA 120 1.96 3.03 $17.25 $35,880
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 240 1.93 2.99 $14.85 $30,900
Lawton, OK 80 1.85 2.86 $19.88 $41,360
Winston-Salem, NC 490 1.84 2.85 $15.53 $32,300


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,210 1.06 1.65 $31.03 $64,540
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 880 0.88 1.36 $29.50 $61,360
Austin-Round Rock, TX 530 0.53 0.82 $28.97 $60,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.46 0.71 $26.56 $55,250
Tyler, TX 130 1.32 2.04 $26.49 $55,110
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 420 0.42 0.65 $25.54 $53,130
Rome, GA 30 0.90 1.39 $24.87 $51,730
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 250 0.99 1.53 $23.59 $49,080
Fond du Lac, WI (8) (8) (8) $23.59 $49,060
Stockton-Lodi, CA 120 0.49 0.76 $23.49 $48,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 230 2.51 3.88 $19.47 $40,490
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.13 1.75 $13.55 $28,190
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 190 0.76 1.17 $14.45 $30,050
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 180 0.70 1.08 $16.54 $34,390
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.36 2.10 $13.56 $28,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 230 2.51 3.88 $19.47 $40,490
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 60 1.96 3.03 $17.12 $35,620
Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland nonmetropolitan area 80 1.62 2.51 $16.27 $33,840
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 100 1.58 2.45 (8) (8)
Central New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.36 2.10 $13.56 $28,200

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.81 $68,240
Southern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.26 $24.43 $50,800
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.74 $49,390
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.62 0.96 $23.65 $49,190
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.72 1.12 $23.48 $48,830


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018