Home Care Aide Salary

The larger portion of Home Care Aides in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.55 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Job satisfaction for Home Care Aides is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one-fourth, and just under a fifth earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,920 - $42,280
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$25K
$42K
MEDIAN: $25,159
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$8.76 - $13.66
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MEDIAN: $10.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$11,920 - $42,280  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,255 - $29,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.76 - $13.66  
   
Overtime
$11.53 - $22.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$300.00  
   
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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$18,255 - $29,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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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

  • 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


Those at Addus Healthcare, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $21K.

Pay by Experience Level for Home Care Aide

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Home Care Aides — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $22K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $22K. Home Care Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $23K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $24K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Home Care Aide

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Home Care Aide Salaries


National Average
$22,000

Cleaning
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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