Home Care Aide Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Home Care Aide is $10.10 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Home Care Aide Salary (?
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$11,635 - $37,610
(Median)
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38K
MEDIAN: $17,569
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Home Care Aide Salary (?
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$8.14 - $14.92
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$11,635 - $37,610  
   
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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$16,571 - $31,544  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $14.92  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $19.47  
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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$16,571 - $31,544  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$21,000
New York
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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Experienced
0%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 22% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 77%
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