Home Care Aide Salary

Home Care Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.13 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.28 per hour on the lower side but can approach $14.90 on the higher side. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Close to a fourth enjoy medical while close to an eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around one in eight. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,745 - $30,639
(Median)
$12K
$17K
$31K
MEDIAN: $17,329
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$8.28 - $14.90
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,745 - $30,639  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
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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$16,755 - $31,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $14.90  
   
Overtime
$2.25 - $19.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $205.11  
   
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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$16,755 - $31,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $22K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $21K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $21K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $29K.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 76%