Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Healthcare Support Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 2,970,780 $8.92 $9.51 $19,780 0.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 577,530 $8.21 $9.04 $18,810 3.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 1,308,740 $8.29 $8.59 $17,860 0.3 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides (3) 51,100 $10.32 $10.76 $22,390 0.9 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 17,290 $15.79 $15.97 $33,230 1.0 %
31-2012 Occupational Therapist Aides 9,250 $9.34 $10.92 $22,710 4.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 48,600 $15.90 $16.20 $33,690 0.8 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 44,340 $9.05 $9.69 $20,160 1.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 21,910 $11.01 $13.82 $28,740 6.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) 175,160 $11.24 $11.60 $24,130 0.7 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 281,480 $10.48 $10.89 $22,650 0.8 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 29,070 $9.70 $10.20 $21,220 1.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 97,260 $11.67 $11.86 $24,660 0.7 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (3) 48,270 $8.76 $9.14 $19,010 0.5 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 53,680 $7.60 $8.03 $16,710 1.4 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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