Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides

Assist elderly or disabled adults with daily living activities at the person's home or in a daytime non-residential facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide meals and supervised activities at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, and disabled on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
630,740 1.4 % $9.75 $20,280 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.36 $8.14 $9.46 $11.08 $12.45
Annual Wage (2) $15,300 $16,930 $19,680 $23,060 $25,890


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Individual and Family Services 282,280 $9.93 $20,650
Home Health Care Services 208,700 $8.97 $18,670
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 26,270 $10.25 $21,320
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 21,530 $10.30 $21,430
Employment Services 15,630 $10.39 $21,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 1,060 $13.88 $28,870
State Government (OES Designation) 6,320 $13.64 $28,370
Elementary and Secondary Schools 250 $13.00 $27,040
Other Investment Pools and Funds 130 $12.23 $25,440
Religious Organizations 370 $12.13 $25,230


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont 6,210 $10.32 $21,470 21.118
New Mexico 13,150 $9.00 $18,710 16.426
Minnesota 35,490 $11.24 $23,370 13.505
New York 97,900 $10.47 $21,770 11.535
Maine 5,780 $9.82 $20,430 9.807

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 1,590 $14.17 $29,470 5.167
New Jersey 7,320 $13.26 $27,590 1.900
District of Columbia 690 $12.46 $25,920 1.080
Massachusetts 16,320 $11.82 $24,580 5.151
Minnesota 35,490 $11.24 $23,370 13.505


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 14,870 $7.65 $15,920 67.554
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 7,320 $7.57 $15,750 59.544
Laredo, TX 4,460 $7.58 $15,760 51.302
Las Cruces, NM 1,490 $9.26 $19,250 22.548
Monroe, LA 1,480 $7.86 $16,340 19.713

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 290 $18.15 $37,760 4.820
Fairbanks, AK (8) $15.93 $33,140 (8)
Glens Falls, NY (8) $13.87 $28,850 (8)
Anchorage, AK 980 $13.74 $28,590 5.909
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 460 $13.44 $27,950 2.605


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) 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) 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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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