Home health aides

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Total Workforce

472k

Average Age

45.3

Average Salary

$22,850

Average Male Salary

$24,650

Average Female Salary

$22,632

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Home health aides are most often employed by the Home health care services industry. The average yearly wage for Home health aides was $22,850 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Home health aides by wage are Packers & packagers, hand, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, and Stockers and order fillers.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Home health aides and on wages and locations for those in the field. Home health care services is the industry that employs the most Home health aides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Home health aides, by average wage, is Offices of physicians. Home health aides are paid most in Jefferson & Lewis Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Concourse, Highbridge & Mount Eden PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$22,850

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,167

In 2018, Home health aides earned an average of $22,850, $31,038 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Stockers and order fillers make somewhat more than Home health aides while Packers & packagers, hand make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Home health aides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.403

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Home health aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.403, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Home health aides (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Home health aides.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Home health aides.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Home health aides, by number of employees, are Home health care services, Individual & family services, and Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities.

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Industries by Share

472k

2018 Workforce

± 16,833

This graphic shows the share of Home health aides employed by various industries. Home health care services employs the largest share of Home health aides at  81.9%, followed by Individual & family services with 7.26% and Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 2.39%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Home health aides in the US. The average age of male Home health aides in the workforce is 41.1 and of female Home health aides is 45.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Home health aides is White.

Gender Composition

51k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,541

421k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 15,901

89.2% of Home health aides are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Home health aides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Home health aides

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

45.2% of Home health aides are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34.9% of Home health aides, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Home health aides.

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Age by Gender

41.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.65

45.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.528

The median age of Home health aides is 45.3, and Male employees are generally 4.76 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Home health aides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Home health aides is Health but a relatively high number of Home health aides hold a major in Health.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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