Health Care Assistant Salary

A Health Care Assistant earns an average wage of $13.13 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$15,101 - $44,698
(Median)
$15K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,652
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90%

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$9.81 - $18.34
(Median)
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,101 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$19,872 - $39,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $18.34  
   
Overtime
$4.14 - $26.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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).
)
$19,872 - $39,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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

  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Health Care Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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