Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
924,650 1.0 % $10.49 $21,820 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.89 $8.63 $9.91 $11.52 $14.20
Annual Wage (2) $16,410 $17,940 $20,610 $23,950 $29,530


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 338,650 30.08 $10.22 $21,250
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 166,200 29.04 $10.53 $21,900
Individual and Family Services 137,310 10.99 $9.81 $20,400
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 130,700 17.25 $10.31 $21,440
Nursing Care Facilities 39,840 2.39 $10.68 $22,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 338,650 30.08 $10.22 $21,250
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 166,200 29.04 $10.53 $21,900
Community Care Facilities for the Elderly 130,700 17.25 $10.31 $21,440
Individual and Family Services 137,310 10.99 $9.81 $20,400
Other Residential Care Facilities 16,910 10.67 $10.78 $22,430

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 17,260 0.76 $17.07 $35,500
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 140 0.06 $16.35 $34,000
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 50 (7) $13.92 $28,950
Other Investment Pools and Funds 90 0.22 $13.87 $28,850
Religious Organizations 140 0.07 $13.10 $27,250


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 133,980 15.90 2.21 $11.05 $22,980
Texas 71,220 6.91 0.96 $9.58 $19,920
Ohio 70,190 14.10 1.96 $9.79 $20,360
Pennsylvania 62,210 11.21 1.56 $10.36 $21,540
California 60,790 4.33 0.60 $11.26 $23,410




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)
New York 133,980 15.90 2.21 $11.05 $22,980
North Carolina 54,330 14.24 1.98 $9.43 $19,610
Minnesota 36,610 14.11 1.96 $11.02 $22,920
Ohio 70,190 14.10 1.96 $9.79 $20,360
Pennsylvania 62,210 11.21 1.56 $10.36 $21,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 9,610 5.97 0.83 $13.70 $28,500
Alaska 1,910 6.09 0.84 $13.39 $27,850
Vermont 900 3.08 0.43 $13.02 $27,090
Massachusetts 19,010 6.02 0.84 $12.86 $26,750
Rhode Island 4,580 10.16 1.41 $12.72 $26,450





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 94,550 18.68 2.59 $10.18 $21,180
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 28,940 8.08 1.12 $11.16 $23,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 23,590 13.00 1.80 $11.11 $23,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,380 9.57 1.33 $11.61 $24,140
Columbus, OH 15,780 17.68 2.45 $10.43 $21,690
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,980 3.92 0.54 $11.34 $23,590
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 14,120 14.43 2.00 $9.75 $20,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 13,400 5.25 0.73 $10.45 $21,740
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 12,490 12.04 1.67 $10.61 $22,060
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 12,430 7.32 1.01 $10.55 $21,940