Home Care Aide Salary
Most Home Care Aides in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $10.44 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but experience level and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Roughly a fourth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than a fifth collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$12,000 - $39,600|
|Total Pay (||$18,113 - $28,988|
|Hourly Rate||$8.72 - $13.37|
|Overtime||$11.53 - $22.41|
|Total Pay (||$18,113 - $28,988|
Job Description for Home Care Aide
A home care aide helps clients perform personal healthcare tasks, as well as provides assistance with housekeeping and other support-related duties. They generally provide care for patients who require assistance due to a medical condition, mental illness, or other issues that limits their mobility and ability to care for themselves. Tasks the home care aide may perform include preparing meals, assisting in feeding, recording temperatures, assisting with medication, and handling laundry, among many others. This job may be physically demanding depending on the individuals for whom they care; for example, home care aides may be responsible for lifting patients in and out of beds, wheelchairs, bathtubs, and toilets.Read More...
Home care aides frequently work in patients' homes, as well as escort patients to doctor's appointments and other functions outside the home. Often, these aides' work is overseen by a registered nurse (RN). A high school diploma or equivalent is generally required, as well as any licensing required by the state; licensing may require completion of an associate's degree or relevant training program, CPR certification, and first aid certification. Additionally, a valid driver's license with a good driving history is frequently needed as well.
Home 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Home Care Aide
The biggest paychecks can be found at Addus Healthcare, Inc. — the median salary there is $21K.
Pay by Experience Level for Home Care Aide
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $22K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $23K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $22K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $24K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
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