Home Care Aide Salary

Home Care Aides in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $10.82 per hour for pay. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — tenure and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most Home Care Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly one-fourth enjoy medical while just under one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly a sixth. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$11,878 - $35,886
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$24K
$36K
MEDIAN: $24,000
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$8.83 - $14.02
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$0$35K
Salary $11,878 - $35,886
Bonus $300.00
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$18,325 - $29,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.83 - $14.02
Overtime $9.92 - $23.07
Annual Data $0$29K
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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$18,325 - $29,991
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 275

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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


For Home Care Aides, comfortable salaries can be found at Addus Healthcare, Inc.; in fact, median earnings sit around $21K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Home Care Aide

Pay by Experience for a Home Care Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Care Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 190 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Care Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Home Care Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 54 salaries. A Home Care Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 18 salaries.

Home Care Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Home Care Aide?

Home Care Aide in Seattle:
"Knowledgeable."
Pros: Sharing day living and help.
Cons: None.

Home Care Aide in Sequim:
"Love my job."
Pros: I love the closeness with the residents. And forming relationships with people.
Cons: Job gets tiresome for my back. And the state coming to visit is never fun.

Home Care Aide in Everett:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Client, right to choose clients, flexibility of hours.
Cons: That she lives with her family.

Home Care Aide in Quincy:
"Why I like my job so much."
Pros: I love getting to help people and doing home care that is exactly what I do everyday. I help them with bathing, cooking, cleaning, laundry, go shopping for them or take them and help them get the stuff they need. With my help they are able to remain in their own homes as oposed to a nursing home.
Cons: When I ask for time off and they wanna give me a hard time about it or they call me at the last minute and want me to go help someone because their worker didn't show up. I hate doing fill ins cause when I walk in and the clients houses are dirty and covered in dust cause their regular girl don't do her job. Then when you report her the boss just ignores you.

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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 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Home Care Aide Salaries

National Average
$23,000


Cleaning
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 19%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 74%
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