Health Care Aide Salary

Most Health Care Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.82 per hour. While some workers in this profession — more than a third — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Health Care Aides — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$18,804 - $51,064
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$28K
$51K
MEDIAN: $27,600
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$8.63 - $18.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,804 - $51,064  
   
Bonus
$230.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,395 - $40,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $18.62  
   
Overtime
$17.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$230.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,395 - $40,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Health Care Aide

A health care aide is the person who is responsible for caring for patients who may be confined to their homes for various reasons. This person will generally work within a patient’s personal home. However, health care aides are also employed in nursing homes, assisted care facilities, or other healthcare environments. The hours for this position are varied, as healthcare is a 24/7 industry. The level of education is dependent on the organization in which the health care aide is employed. Many organizations require at least 75 hours of training, as well as passing a state-issued examination. Many hospitals and healthcare organizations will even provide or assist with the training. A clear and clean background check is often required for this position.

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Health Care Aide Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Aide

Pay by Experience for a Health Care Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Care Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 57 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Care Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Health Care Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 19 salaries. A Health Care Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Health Care Aide

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Health Care Aide Salaries

Mid-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 36%
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