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Health Care Aide Salary (United States)

A Health Care Aide earns an average wage of $10.28 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Health Care Aide Salary (?
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$11,596 - $35,355
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15,621
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Health Care Aide Salary (?
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$7.75 - $16.08
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,596 - $35,355  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
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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$15,068 - $34,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.75 - $16.08  
   
Overtime
$12.44 - $18.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
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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$15,068 - $34,430  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Job Description for Health Care Aide

  • 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.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Health Care Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 58%