Health Care Assistant Salary

A Health Care Assistant earns an average wage of $13.92 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$20,134 - $59,598
$20K
$33K
$60K
MEDIAN: $33,415
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50%
90%

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$9.83 - $20.33
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$14
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MEDIAN: $13.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$20,134 - $59,598  
   
Bonus
$850  
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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$20,477 - $44,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $20.33  
   
Overtime
$28.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$850  
   
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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$20,477 - $44,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Job Description for Health Care Assistant

Health care assistants are responsible for many tasks, including feeding, dressing, and washing patients, taking patients' vital signs, bed making, maintaining clinical stock items, and other methods of assisting patients. Health care assistants generally work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and elder care facilities; their environment can be fast-paced depending on the number of patients and available staff members. They generally work alongside nurses, doctors, therapists, and other health professionals, but their top responsibility is working with patients. Health care assistants may work under a practicing nurse in a training program that allows them to obtain various qualifications to become a nurse themselves.

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Health Care Assistant Tasks

  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Health Care Assistant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Health Care Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Care Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Health Care Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 19 salaries. A Health Care Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 9 salaries.

Key Stats for Health Care Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Health Care Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$30,000

Experienced
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Late-Career
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 24%