Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

31-1014 Nursing Assistants

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants. Excludes "Home Health Aides" (31-1011), "Orderlies" (31-1015), "Personal Care Aides" (39-9021), and "Psychiatric Aides" (31-1013).


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)
1,427,740 0.5 % $12.62 $26,250 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.03 $10.26 $12.07 $14.43 $17.39
Annual Wage (2) $18,790 $21,340 $25,100 $30,020 $36,170


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) 616,550 37.21 $12.09 $25,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 346,900 6.61 $13.67 $28,430
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 156,940 18.70 $11.78 $24,500
Home Health Care Services 72,400 5.77 $11.60 $24,130
Employment Services 37,590 1.09 $13.28 $27,630

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) 616,550 37.21 $12.09 $25,160
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly 156,940 18.70 $11.78 $24,500
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 22,220 9.01 $13.56 $28,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 346,900 6.61 $13.67 $28,430
Home Health Care Services 72,400 5.77 $11.60 $24,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 12,940 0.65 $17.49 $36,380
Lessors of Real Estate (8) (8) $15.23 $31,670
Insurance Carriers 180 0.02 $15.13 $31,470
Scientific Research and Development Services 590 0.09 $15.03 $31,250
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,970 0.10 $14.76 $30,710


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 101,030 11.47 1.09 $15.61 $32,470
California 99,090 6.55 0.62 $14.43 $30,020
Florida 86,280 11.26 1.07 $11.59 $24,110
Texas 85,130 7.58 0.72 $11.52 $23,960
Pennsylvania 75,690 13.39 1.27 $13.52 $28,110



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 9,190 19.82 1.88 $13.65 $28,390
Missouri 42,320 15.83 1.50 $11.11 $23,100
Maine 9,260 15.79 1.49 $11.89 $24,720
Iowa 23,590 15.59 1.48 $12.15 $25,270
Arkansas 18,060 15.59 1.48 $10.29 $21,400



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,750 5.39 0.51 $17.87 $37,180
Nevada 5,070 4.27 0.40 $15.86 $33,000
New York 101,030 11.47 1.09 $15.61 $32,470
Connecticut 21,670 13.16 1.25 $15.36 $31,940
District of Columbia 3,420 5.07 0.48 $14.87 $30,940




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 61,870 11.48 1.09 $16.33 $33,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 34,290 9.14 0.86 $12.34 $25,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 31,300 7.72 0.73 $14.15 $29,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 26,560 14.26 1.35 $14.18 $29,480
St. Louis, MO-IL 18,800 14.40 1.36 $11.46 $23,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 18,010 10.03 0.95 $14.98 $31,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 17,550 7.35 0.70 $11.22 $23,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 16,530 5.81 0.55 $12.21 $25,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 15,570 13.17 1.25 $11.61 $24,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,690 8.05 0.76 $14.48 $30,110