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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |