Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides

Detailed Occupation

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2017 Workforce
2.07M
Average Age
40.3
Average Salary
$24,589
Average Male Salary
$31,731
Average Female Salary
$23,525

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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 $24,589 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides by wage are Janitors & building cleaners, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, and Preschool & kindergarten teachers.

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

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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 Legal services. Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are paid most in Irving (North), Coppell & Carrollton (Southwest) Cities PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY.

Yearly Wage

$24,589
AVERAGE SALARY
± $437

In 2017, Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides earned an average of $24,589, $31,365 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Janitors & building cleaners make somewhat more than Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides while Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers 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

0.366
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.366, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, by average wage, are Legal services, Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing, and Business support services.

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Industries by Share

2.07M
2017 Workforce
± 35,101
−2.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.44%

The number of people employed as Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides has been declining at a rate of −2.7%, from 2,131,605 people in 2016 to 2,074,084 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  30%, followed by Home health care services with 23.1% and Hospitals with 22.9%.

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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 38.6 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 (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

269k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 12,719
1.81M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 32,778

87% of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

43.2% of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 33.6% of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

38.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.676
40.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.259

The median age of Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides is 40.3, and Male employees are generally 2.01 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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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

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