Occupational Employment Statistics


31-1011 Home Health Aides

Provide routine individualized healthcare such as changing bandages and dressing wounds, and applying topical medications to the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities at the patient’s home or in a care facility. Monitor or report changes in health status. May also provide personal care such as bathing, dressing, and grooming of patient.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 1,580258$14.12/hr$11.19/hr$12.52/hr$13.90/hr$15.29/hr$17.71/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services22,130$14.21/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration190$16.19/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$11.97/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 210$14.16/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 470$12.98/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 530$14.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 730$14.18/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 1,090$13.89/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,420$13.93/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 1,460$13.36/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,580$13.90/hr23.7%
Southwest Balance of State 1,650$13.09/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 1,650$13.27/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,900$13.25/hr3.4%
Northeast Minnesota 1,910$13.27/hr21.3%
Southeast Minnesota 2,280$13.78/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 3,560$13.91/hr35.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 12,590$14.66/hr38.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 13,300$14.64/hrN/A
Minnesota 22,380$14.22/hr30.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change -
Psychiatric Aides 480$22.79/hrN/A
Personal and Home Care Aides 75,830$12.78/hr33.6%
Occupational Therapist Aides 50$16.36/hrN/A
Nursing Assistants 31,640$16.54/hr5.8%
Child Care Workers 11,830$11.98/hr8.5%

  • Bathe patients.
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets.
  • Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.