Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

31-9799 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other*

* This occupation has the same title, but not necessarily the same content, as the 2010 SOC occupation

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 31-9097 Phlebotomists, 31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 31-9099 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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
193,980 1.2 % $15.23 $31,670 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $11.88 $14.56 $17.97 $21.74
Annual Wage (2) $20,520 $24,700 $30,280 $37,370 $45,220


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)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,120 1.28 $14.50 $30,150
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,180 12.34 $15.18 $31,580
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 19,070 7.57 $14.84 $30,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,960 0.69 $20.10 $41,810
Offices of Physicians 10,820 0.47 $14.64 $30,450

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 28,180 12.34 $15.18 $31,580
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 19,070 7.57 $14.84 $30,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 66,120 1.28 $14.50 $30,150
Personal Care Services 6,040 1.00 $15.17 $31,540
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 4,910 0.87 $15.35 $31,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 110 0.02 $23.37 $48,610
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 240 0.02 $20.61 $42,860
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,960 0.69 $20.10 $41,810
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers (8) (8) $19.50 $40,560
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 320 0.11 $19.18 $39,900


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)
California 23,170 1.66 1.08 $17.27 $35,920
New York 13,880 1.66 1.09 $16.65 $34,630
Illinois 11,090 2.01 1.31 $15.46 $32,150
Texas 10,050 1.00 0.65 $15.10 $31,410
New Jersey 8,870 2.35 1.54 $15.50 $32,250




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 1,810 4.04 2.65 $16.21 $33,710
New Jersey 8,870 2.35 1.54 $15.50 $32,250
North Carolina 8,810 2.34 1.53 $12.85 $26,720
Oregon 3,470 2.21 1.45 $15.93 $33,140
Hawaii 1,240 2.17 1.42 $14.56 $30,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 620 2.02 1.32 $18.90 $39,310
Maryland 3,680 1.49 0.98 $18.08 $37,600
District of Columbia 840 1.31 0.86 $17.89 $37,220
Massachusetts 3,500 1.12 0.74 $17.70 $36,820
Delaware 260 0.66 0.43 $17.45 $36,290

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 8,340 1.67 1.10 $16.94 $35,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 7,530 1.97 1.29 $16.83 $35,000
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 6,990 1.97 1.29 $15.25 $31,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,610 1.14 0.75 $17.76 $36,940
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 2,500 3.18 2.09 $13.91 $28,930
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,490 1.85 1.21 $16.69 $34,720
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.73 1.13 $17.09 $35,540
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.43 1.59 $15.37 $31,970
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,230 1.80 1.18 $17.71 $36,840
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,220 1.95 1.28 $16.32 $33,940




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, MN 1,450 14.63 9.59 $17.24 $35,860
Burlington, NC 400 7.36 4.82 $12.36 $25,720
Flint, MI 630 5.00 3.28 $15.33 $31,890
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 200 4.92 3.22 $15.99 $33,270
Durham, NC 1,150 4.30 2.82 $12.79 $26,600
Peoria, IL 690 4.15 2.72 $14.19 $29,510
Greenville, NC 290 4.10 2.69 $11.00 $22,880
Yuba City, CA 150 4.05 2.65 $15.76 $32,780
Roanoke, VA 570 3.84 2.52 $13.34 $27,740
Lawton, OK 160 3.77 2.47 $13.97 $29,060




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Yuma, AZ 60 1.12 0.73 $23.87 $49,640
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,480 1.56 1.02 $21.80 $45,340
Peabody, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $21.59 $44,910
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 490 0.58 0.38 $20.76 $43,180
Fairbanks, AK (8) (8) (8) $20.29 $42,200
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 690 1.25 0.82 $20.20 $42,030
Waterbury, CT 60 1.01 0.66 $19.72 $41,030
Salinas, CA 130 0.85 0.56 $19.60 $40,780
Logan, UT-ID (8) (8) (8) $19.60 $40,770
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 60 1.01 0.66 $19.60 $40,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 720 3.92 2.57 $16.66 $34,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 710 2.46 1.61 $11.35 $23,600
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 560 2.11 1.39 $13.73 $28,550
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 500 3.47 2.27 $18.85 $39,210
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 1.75 1.15 $12.68 $26,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 720 3.92 2.57 $16.66 $34,650
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area 500 3.47 2.27 $18.85 $39,210
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 220 3.42 2.24 $13.71 $28,520
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area 210 3.27 2.14 $16.68 $34,690
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 150 3.16 2.07 $15.54 $32,320

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.90 1.24 $25.09 $52,190
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 0.41 $23.07 $47,980
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.74 $45,210
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.63 0.41 $21.16 $44,000
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 1.29 0.85 $19.63 $40,840


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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