Occupational Employment Statistics

Table 3. Employment and mean wages for the largest occupations in home health care services, May 2008
Occupation Employment Percent of total industry employment Mean hourly wage Mean annual wage

Home health aides

281,840 29.8 10.17 21,150

Personal and home care aides

225,370 23.8 8.48 17,640

Registered nurses

130,860 13.8 29.56 61,490

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

61,340 6.5 19.91 41,410

Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

38,690 4.1 10.83 22,520

Physical therapists

17,840 1.9 39.36 81,870

Office clerks, general

14,680 1.6 12.45 25,890

Medical and health services managers

13,810 1.5 39.50 82,170

Medical and public health social workers

13,680 1.4 24.09 50,100

General and operations managers

8,570 0.9 42.68 88,780

Total, these occupations

806,680 85.2 n/a n/a

Industry Total

946,930 100.0 16.27 33,840

Last Modified Date: February 4, 2010

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