Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Home Health Aides ; Psychiatric Aides ; Nursing Assistants ; Orderlies ; Occupational Therapy Assistants ; Occupational Therapy Aides ; Physical Therapist Assistants ; Physical Therapist Aides ; Massage Therapists ; Dental Assistants ; Medical Assistants ; Medical Equipment Preparers ; Medical Transcriptionists ; Pharmacy Aides ; Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers ; Phlebotomists ; Healthcare Support Workers, All Other


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,989,910 0.4 % $14.19 $29,520 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.17 $10.56 $13.00 $16.58 $21.15
Annual Wage (2) $19,080 $21,960 $27,040 $34,490 $43,990


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)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 672,770 40.69 $12.80 $26,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 642,770 12.18 $15.09 $31,400
Home Health Care Services 470,710 36.24 $11.56 $24,050
Offices of Physicians 429,590 17.12 $15.56 $32,360
Offices of Dentists 302,380 33.63 $17.69 $36,800

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 672,770 40.69 $12.80 $26,630
Home Health Care Services 470,710 36.24 $11.56 $24,050
Offices of Dentists 302,380 33.63 $17.69 $36,800
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 264,300 30.63 $11.83 $24,600
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 184,300 22.89 $18.51 $38,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 340 0.09 $24.64 $51,260
Civic and Social Organizations 170 0.04 $22.62 $47,060
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 140 0.01 $21.04 $43,760
Educational Support Services 440 0.27 $20.20 $42,010
Traveler Accommodation 9,040 0.48 $19.97 $41,540


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 353,540 39.35 1.36 $14.41 $29,970
California 352,700 22.76 0.79 $16.91 $35,180
Texas 299,710 25.90 0.90 $13.44 $27,950
Florida 225,310 28.43 0.98 $13.73 $28,570
Ohio 195,650 37.05 1.28 $12.87 $26,760



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)
Rhode Island 20,700 43.92 1.52 $14.99 $31,180
New York 353,540 39.35 1.36 $14.41 $29,970
Ohio 195,650 37.05 1.28 $12.87 $26,760
North Carolina 152,390 36.94 1.28 $12.27 $25,530
New Jersey 143,720 36.79 1.27 $14.52 $30,190



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 8,540 26.11 0.90 $19.83 $41,250
California 352,700 22.76 0.79 $16.91 $35,180
Washington 75,960 25.46 0.88 $16.67 $34,670
Oregon 44,220 25.48 0.88 $16.31 $33,920
Connecticut 50,170 30.23 1.04 $16.30 $33,900




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 285,170 44.01 1.52 $14.09 $29,300
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 97,450 27.28 0.94 $14.60 $30,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 96,680 23.56 0.81 $16.63 $34,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 61,540 21.00 0.73 $13.62 $28,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 53,320 22.89 0.79 $15.28 $31,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 52,170 27.75 0.96 $15.51 $32,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 51,200 20.64 0.71 $13.97 $29,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 48,400 25.80 0.89 $15.20 $31,620
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 47,430 26.92 0.93 $16.88 $35,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 45,880 18.98 0.66 $15.62 $32,490