Home Care Aide Salary

Women comprise the majority of Home Care Aides in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.18 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $8.54 per hour and $14.78. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Slightly more than a fifth enjoy medical while nearly one-eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one in eight. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$12,000 - $43,200

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$8.54 - $14.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,000 - $43,200  
   
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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$17,164 - $31,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.54 - $14.78  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.88  
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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$17,164 - $31,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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.


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $21K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $22K. For Home Care Aides, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $21K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $29K on average.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 23% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 76%
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