Nursing Care Facilities

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Workforce
1.72M
2019 ACS Estimate
Average Employee Age
42.8
Average Salary
$38,150
Average Male Salary
$46,493
Average Female Salary
$45,361

About

The top three occupations in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group are Nursing assistants, Registered nurses, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Personal care aides, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners. On average, full-time employees in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group work 42 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $43,062. Part-time employees in the same industry work 23.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $21,550.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group are Newark City (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, Cape Girardeau, Scott & Bollinger Counties PUMA, MO, and New Castle City PUMA, PA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Nursing Care Facilities.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group. Nursing assistants are the most common position, but the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Nursing assistants, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Nursing Care Facilities goes to Physicians.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
−5.75%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 494k people employed in the Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) industry. This represents a −5.75% decrease in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.72M
Workforce (ACS Estimate)
± 32k
−4.84%
1 Year Growth
± 2.73%

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group has been declining at a rate of −4.84%, , from 1.81M people in 2018 to 1.72M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Nursing Care Facilities by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Nursing assistants represent the largest share of positions held in Nursing Care Facilities at 30.6%, followed by Registered nurses with 13.2% and Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses with 10.5%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group, by number of employees, are Nursing assistants, Registered nurses, Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses, Personal care aides, and Maids & housekeeping cleaners.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Nursing Care Facilities employs an unusually high number of Nursing assistants, Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians, and Recreational therapists.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Nursing Care Facilities, by average wage, are Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$38,150
AVERAGE WAGE
± $696

On average, employees in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group make $38,150 per year. This number makes Nursing Care Facilities the 216 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.4
WAGE GINI

Nursing Care Facilities has a wage GINI of 0.4, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nursing Care Facilities (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $46,493 and $45,361. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

1.43M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±29.2k
289k
MALE WORKFORCE
±13.2k

83.2% of workers in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group are Female, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$46,493
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$2,401
$45,361
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$2,541

On average, Male workers in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group make 1.02 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. Asian
  2. White
  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group earn 1.28 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group is Educational services, health care, and social assistance.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Nursing Care Facilities is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Nursing Care Facilities is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

The Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Nursing Care Facilities is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

The Educational services, health care, and social assistance Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Nursing Care Facilities Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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