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Home Care Aide Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Home Care Aides in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.10 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.17 per hour and $14.98. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Slightly less than a fourth enjoy medical while close to an eighth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-eighth. Most Home Care Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high.
$11,000 - $46,000
(Median)
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46K
MEDIAN: $17,302
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$8.17 - $14.98
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$11,000 - $46,000  
   
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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$16,641 - $31,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.17 - $14.98  
   
Overtime
$2.25 - $19.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
)
$16,641 - $31,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
United States (change)

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. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $31K.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

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