A Health Care Aide earns an average wage of $10.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Health Care Aide Total Pay (?
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$11,653 - $47,344
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MEDIAN: $23,456
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Health Care Aide Total Pay (?
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$7.61 - $16.10
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$11,653 - $47,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
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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$15,314 - $34,106  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.61 - $16.10  
   
Overtime
$7.73 - $21.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $608  
   
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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$15,314 - $34,106  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.

Experience Affects Health Care Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
National Average
$22,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 51%
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