Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

31-1011 Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient's home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.


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)
982,840 1.0 % $10.46 $21,760 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.84 $8.61 $9.89 $11.55 $14.13
Annual Wage (2) $16,300 $17,900 $20,560 $24,020 $29,390


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)
Home Health Care Services 342,500 31.95 $10.25 $21,330
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 188,440 33.38 $10.59 $22,020
Individual and Family Services 148,190 12.21 $9.80 $20,380
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 142,090 19.22 $10.12 $21,050
Nursing Care Facilities 43,660 2.64 $10.62 $22,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 188,440 33.38 $10.59 $22,020
Home Health Care Services 342,500 31.95 $10.25 $21,330
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 142,090 19.22 $10.12 $21,050
Individual and Family Services 148,190 12.21 $9.80 $20,380
Other Residential Care Facilities 18,720 11.54 $10.76 $22,380

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,790 0.74 $16.81 $34,970
State Government (OES Designation) 17,990 0.78 $16.48 $34,290
Other Investment Pools and Funds 80 0.20 $15.59 $32,430
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $13.29 $27,640
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 0.01 $13.12 $27,280


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)
New York 137,830 16.52 2.14 $11.22 $23,340
Texas 86,350 8.56 1.11 $9.53 $19,830
North Carolina 67,190 17.81 2.30 $9.67 $20,110
Ohio 67,140 13.64 1.76 $9.66 $20,100
Pennsylvania 65,660 11.97 1.55 $10.64 $22,130




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)
North Carolina 67,190 17.81 2.30 $9.67 $20,110
New York 137,830 16.52 2.14 $11.22 $23,340
Minnesota 36,920 14.41 1.86 $11.18 $23,260
Ohio 67,140 13.64 1.76 $9.66 $20,100
Rhode Island 5,540 12.36 1.60 $12.73 $26,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,570 5.08 0.66 $14.06 $29,250
Connecticut 11,410 7.14 0.92 $14.03 $29,180
Massachusetts 17,080 5.48 0.71 $12.75 $26,520
Rhode Island 5,540 12.36 1.60 $12.73 $26,470
Vermont 1,090 3.79 0.49 $12.59 $26,180

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 92,710 18.61 2.41 $10.51 $21,860
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 27,260 7.70 1.00 $11.14 $23,170
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 23,430 12.99 1.68 $11.58 $24,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,730 10.56 1.37 $11.90 $24,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,850 6.34 0.82 $10.51 $21,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 15,530 4.07 0.53 $10.79 $22,440
Columbus, OH 14,690 16.59 2.15 $10.08 $20,970
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 14,380 14.85 1.92 $9.54 $19,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,370 8.54 1.10 $10.41 $21,650
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 14,040 11.67 1.51 $11.28 $23,460




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 2,060 48.03 6.21 $9.59 $19,950
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 4,280 34.61 4.48 $8.15 $16,950
Duluth, MN-WI 3,850 31.58 4.08 $10.64 $22,140
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 6,300 28.69 3.71 $8.30 $17,260
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 3,510 25.47 3.29 $10.58 $22,010
Fayetteville, NC 3,100 24.79 3.21 $9.69 $20,150
Bay City, MI 820 23.49 3.04 $10.19 $21,190
Rocky Mount, NC 1,260 22.64 2.93 $9.18 $19,090
Greenville, NC 1,470 20.86 2.70 $8.59 $17,880
Mansfield, OH 990 19.93 2.58 $9.50 $19,760