Home Care Aide Salary

Women comprise the majority of Home Care Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.18 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.56 per hour and $14.79. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Home Care Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly more than a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in eight collect dental insurance.

$12,000 - $43,200
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$43K
MEDIAN: $18,420
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90%

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$8.56 - $14.79
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,000 - $43,200  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
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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$17,157 - $31,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.56 - $14.79  
   
Overtime
$4.29 - $19.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $204.26  
   
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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$17,157 - $31,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
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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.

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Home Care Aide Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Home Care Aide

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $21K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $22K. Home Care Aides see a median salary of $21K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Home Care Aides who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $29K.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 76%
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