Home health care services

Industry Group

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Workforce
1.53M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
45.3
Estimated Job Growth
29.9%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$33,591
Average Male Salary
$47,067
Average Female Salary
$44,892

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The top three occupations in the Home health care services Industry Group are Personal care aides, Home health aides, Nursing assistants, Registered nurses, and Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses. On average, full-time employees in the Home health care services Industry Group work 43.4 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $43,679. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22.2 hours and earn an average annual salary of $16,591.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Home health care services Industry Group are South Texas Development Council (South) & Coastal Bend COG (West) PUMA, TX, East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY, and Morris Heights, Fordham South & Mount Hope PUMA, NY. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Home health care services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Home health care services Industry Group. Personal care aides are the most common position, but the Home health care services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Home health aides, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Home health care services goes to Physicians.

Monthly Employment

Start Year
Y-Axis
6.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 932k people employed in the Home Health Care Services industry. This represents a 6.17% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

This chart shows monthly employment numbers for Home Health Care Services over time (non-seasonally adjusted).

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.53M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.37M
1.52%
1 Year Growth
± 2.92%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.53M people employed in the Home health care services Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Home health care services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.52%, , from 1.35M people in 2019 to 1.37M people in 2020.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Home health care services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Personal care aides represent the largest share of positions held in Home health care services at 23.4%, followed by Home health aides with 21.8% and Nursing assistants with 16.3%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Home health care services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Personal care aides, Home health aides, Nursing assistants, Registered nurses, and Licensed practical & licensed vocational nurses.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Home health care services employs an unusually high number of Home health aides, Personal care aides, and Nursing assistants.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Home health care services, by average wage, are Physicians, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Wages

Average Salary

$33,591
AVERAGE WAGE
± $834

On average, employees in the Home health care services Industry Group make $33,591 per year. This number makes Home health care services the 236 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 Home health care services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.464
WAGE GINI

Home health care services has a wage GINI of 0.464, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Home health care services (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 Home health care services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Home health care services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Home health care services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Home health care services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $47,067 and $44,892. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Composition by Sex

1.19M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±26.6k
178k
MALE WORKFORCE
±10.4k

86.9% of workers in the Home health care services Industry Group are Female, making them the more common sex in the workforce. This chart shows the sex breakdown of the Home health care services Industry Group.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$47,067
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$3,533
$44,892
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$3,297

On average, Male workers in the Home health care services Industry Group make 1.05 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Home health care services 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

On average, Asian employees in the Home health care services Industry Group earn 1.12 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 Home health care services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Home health care services 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 Home health care services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Home health care services Industry Group is Educational services, health care, and social assistance.

In this flow diagram, 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 Home health care services is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Home health care services is from Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance.

The Home health care services 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 Home health care services 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 Home health care services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Home health care services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Home health care services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Home health care services industry has a higher projected workforce growth at 29.9%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (34.4%) is higher than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

29.9%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Home health care services. This industry is expected to grow more than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

34.4%
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10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Home health care services industry.

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