Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
806,710 1.2 % $10.60 $22,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.03 $8.78 $10.10 $11.59 $14.17
Annual Wage (2) $16,690 $18,270 $21,020 $24,120 $29,480


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 332,480 27.42 $10.50 $21,830
Individual and Family Services 142,970 10.21 $10.20 $21,220
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 115,310 19.49 $10.58 $22,010
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 103,380 12.69 $10.67 $22,200
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 27,870 1.68 $10.95 $22,770

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 332,480 27.42 $10.50 $21,830
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 115,310 19.49 $10.58 $22,010
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 103,380 12.69 $10.67 $22,200
Other Residential Care Facilities 16,790 10.70 $10.99 $22,850
Individual and Family Services 142,970 10.21 $10.20 $21,220

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 (8) (8) $18.19 $37,830
Offices of Physicians 550 0.02 $13.22 $27,490
State Government (OES Designation) 7,960 0.36 $12.98 $26,990
Grantmaking and Giving Services 90 0.07 $12.60 $26,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,060 0.05 $12.37 $25,740


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 128,480 14.88 2.45 $10.25 $21,310
Ohio 68,900 13.44 2.21 $10.12 $21,050
Pennsylvania 56,620 10.08 1.66 $9.98 $20,750
North Carolina 47,860 12.13 1.99 $9.33 $19,410
Texas 47,230 4.33 0.71 $9.87 $20,530




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 128,480 14.88 2.45 $10.25 $21,310
Ohio 68,900 13.44 2.21 $10.12 $21,050
Minnesota 33,600 12.50 2.05 $11.37 $23,650
North Carolina 47,860 12.13 1.99 $9.33 $19,410
Pennsylvania 56,620 10.08 1.66 $9.98 $20,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 7,580 4.64 0.76 $13.76 $28,620
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $13.74 $28,570
Alaska 2,540 7.89 1.30 $13.00 $27,030
Rhode Island 2,800 6.14 1.01 $12.99 $27,020
Massachusetts 19,570 6.01 0.99 $12.71 $26,430





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 103,450 19.73 3.24 $9.75 $20,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 33,000 8.92 1.47 $11.22 $23,340
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 22,010 11.96 1.97 $10.18 $21,180
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 18,200 10.16 1.67 $11.81 $24,560
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 16,150 15.99 2.63 $9.96 $20,710
Columbus, OH 15,180 16.13 2.65 $10.88 $22,630
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 12,370 11.13 1.83 $10.49 $21,820
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 11,230 9.09 1.49 $11.29 $23,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,170 2.56 0.42 $13.74 $28,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 10,060 5.65 0.93 $11.60 $24,130