When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($24.50 per hour) can be spotted in San Rafael, Calif.; Lansdale, Pa. ($13.00), Marysville, Ohio (approximately $10.75), and Allentown, Pa. ($9.86) are the next top-paying cities. Dixon, Ill. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $9.37. The highest pay by state can be found in California, where pay average out at about $14.48 per hour.
Office Managers earn the highest median pay at $24.25 per hour, followed by Scheduling Coordinators ($13.48), Caregivers (approximately $10.53), and Certified Nurse's Aides (around $9.50). Near the bottom at Home Helpers are Certified Nurse Assistants, pulling in an average of just $9.25.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $9.86 per hour. The largest slice of the Home Helpers workforce (41 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.75 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Nurses Aides earn about $9.50 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The highest-paying degree here is an Associate's Degree; Home Helpers awards $11.00 to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Scheduling among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $13.48 per hour. Home Health/Home Care is a popular skill in the Home Helpers workforce; a majority of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Elder Care, Long Term Care, and Customer Service.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
One-half plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Nearly one in eight workers have health insurance, and benefits for less than five percent of workers also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are flexible hours.