Home Care Aide Salary

Home Care Aides in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $10.20 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.67 per hour and $14.65. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Just over one in five enjoy medical while approximately one-seventh get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly one in eight. Most Home Care Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$12,080 - $34,765
(Median)
$12K
$19K
$35K
MEDIAN: $18,665
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$8.67 - $14.65
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,080 - $34,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $459.58  
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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$17,699 - $30,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $14.65  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.33  
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $459.58  
   
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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$17,699 - $30,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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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. Home Care Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $21K. Home Care Aides who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $29K.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 75%
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