Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
839,930 1.2 % $10.49 $21,830 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.98 $8.72 $10.01 $11.51 $14.06
Annual Wage (2) $16,600 $18,140 $20,820 $23,950 $29,250


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 317,480 26.95 $10.46 $21,750
Individual and Family Services 147,930 11.32 $9.95 $20,700
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 138,360 24.01 $10.50 $21,850
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 115,420 14.73 $10.42 $21,670
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 33,510 2.02 $10.78 $22,420

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 317,480 26.95 $10.46 $21,750
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 138,360 24.01 $10.50 $21,850
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 115,420 14.73 $10.42 $21,670
Individual and Family Services 147,930 11.32 $9.95 $20,700
Other Residential Care Facilities 15,150 9.61 $10.80 $22,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 740 0.03 $13.52 $28,110
State Government (OES Designation) 7,750 0.35 $13.40 $27,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 620 0.03 $13.23 $27,520
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $12.55 $26,100
Religious Organizations 150 0.08 $12.41 $25,810


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 123,260 14.43 2.24 $10.21 $21,250
Ohio 71,430 14.13 2.19 $10.00 $20,800
Pennsylvania 58,000 10.36 1.61 $10.15 $21,110
California 55,260 3.86 0.60 $11.51 $23,950
North Carolina 46,190 11.91 1.85 $9.24 $19,210




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 123,260 14.43 2.24 $10.21 $21,250
Ohio 71,430 14.13 2.19 $10.00 $20,800
Minnesota 33,790 12.80 1.98 $11.16 $23,220
North Carolina 46,190 11.91 1.85 $9.24 $19,210
Pennsylvania 58,000 10.36 1.61 $10.15 $21,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 1,870 4.64 0.72 $14.28 $29,710
Connecticut 7,860 4.85 0.75 $13.92 $28,950
Alaska 2,060 6.46 1.00 $13.79 $28,690
Vermont 530 1.79 0.28 $12.93 $26,890
Rhode Island 3,740 8.26 1.28 $12.86 $26,750





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 96,340 18.68 2.90 $9.74 $20,260
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 30,940 8.50 1.32 $11.10 $23,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 20,580 11.29 1.75 $10.68 $22,220
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,690 9.54 1.48 $11.65 $24,230
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 15,830 15.92 2.47 $9.87 $20,520
Columbus, OH 15,440 16.89 2.62 $10.88 $22,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 14,020 3.62 0.56 $11.57 $24,070
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 12,710 11.85 1.84 $10.51 $21,870
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 12,110 9.90 1.54 $10.95 $22,780
Pittsburgh, PA 11,610 10.30 1.60 $9.79 $20,360