Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides

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Total Workforce

2M

Average Age

40.3

Average Salary

$24,977

Average Male Salary

$30,665

Average Female Salary

$24,144

About

Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are most often employed by the Nursing Care Facilities industry. The average yearly wage for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides was $24,977 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides by wage are Grounds maintenance workers, Office machine operators, except computer, and Medical transcriptionists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY, Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY, and Wakefield, Williamsbridge & Woodlawn PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY, Wakefield, Williamsbridge & Woodlawn PUMA, NY, and East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides and on wages and locations for those in the field. Nursing Care Facilities is the industry that employs the most Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, by average wage, is Pharmacies & drug stores. Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are paid most in Frisco (West), The Colony & Little Elm Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,977

AVERAGE SALARY

± $444

In 2017, Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides earned an average of $24,977, $27,087 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Grounds maintenance workers make somewhat more than Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides while Medical transcriptionists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.351

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.351, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Nursing, psychiatric, & 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 Nursing, psychiatric, & 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 Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, by number of employees, are Nursing Care Facilities, Home health care services, and Hospitals.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, by average wage, are Pharmacies & drug stores, Insurance carriers & related activities, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

2M

2017 Workforce

± 34,489

-0.673%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.45%

The number of people employed as Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides has been declining at a rate of -0.673%, from 2,014,056 people in 2016 to 2,000,503 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides employed by various industries. Nursing Care Facilities employs the largest share of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides at  28.9%, followed by Home health care services with 24.5% and Hospitals with 23.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides in the US. The average age of male Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides in the workforce is 38.2 and of female Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides is 40.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides is White.

Gender Composition

256k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 12,401

1.74M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 32,239

87.2% of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

50.6% of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 34.7% of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides.

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Age by Gender

38.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.705

40.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.266

The median age of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 2.4 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides is Health but a relatively high number of Nursing, psychiatric, & 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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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Troubleshooting, and Social Perceptiveness.

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