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Home Care Aide Salary

Home Care Aides in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $10.16 per hour for pay. Compensation ranges between $8.31 per hour and $14.86. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Home Care Aides. Medical benefits are awarded to about one in four, and approximately one in seven earn dental coverage.

$11,836 - $30,410
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$30K
MEDIAN: $18,000
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90%

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$8.31 - $14.86
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$11,836 - $30,410  
   
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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$16,855 - $31,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.31 - $14.86  
   
Overtime
$4.36 - $19.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$16,855 - $31,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $21K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $22K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $21K. Home Care Aides who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $29K.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 14%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 75%
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