When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.50 per hour) can be spotted in San Rafael, Calif.; Lansdale, Pa. (approximately $13.00), Marysville, Ohio (around $10.75), and Allentown, Pa. (about $9.66) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $9.37) is Dixon, Ill. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of California; pay there average to $14.48 per hour.
Scheduling Coordinators are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $13.48 per hour on average; Caregivers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $10.53, followed by Home Health Aides earning approximately $9.50 and Certified Nurse Assistants making $9.50. Among the lower-paid positions at Home Helpers are Certified Nurse's Aides — the median salary for this role approaches $8.50.
Years of Experience
Average pay is around $9.79 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the Home Helpers workforce (52 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.75 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than First Aid Administrators, who make $9.06 per hour. It pays to have an Associate's Degree at Home Helpers — these employees make the most at $11.00 per hour.
Employees who count Scheduling among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $13.48 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at Home Helpers is Home Health/Home Care; the larger part of employees use it for work. Key skills also include Elder Care, Long Term Care, and Customer Service.
Home Helpers' employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
About one-half set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). About a sixth of workers report having health insurance, and less than ten percent of workers report having dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as flexible hours.