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Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides Salary Information

The salary statistics of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,650
25th Percentile Wage
$22,050
50th Percentile Wage
$25,610
75th Percentile Wage
$30,680
90th Percentile Wage
$37,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides is $37,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,650. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 90% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,610
3.12% 10.07%
2016
$24,810
3.10% -
2015
$24,040
1.96% -
2014
$23,570
1.02% -
2013
$23,330
1.29% -
2012
$23,030
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Table 2. Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides in 13 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $32,310. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $23,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,310
Educational Services
$30,360
Finance and Insurance
$30,290
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$30,030
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,740
Wholesale Trade
$28,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,910
Information
$27,760
Retail Trade
$26,540
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$25,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,450
Transportation and Warehousing
$23,450



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