Women account for the majority of Home Care Aides in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.37 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the individual firm. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly one in four, and slightly less than a fifth earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$11,960 - $41,886
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$42K
MEDIAN: $23,421
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$8.67 - $13.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$11,960 - $41,886  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$18,056 - $28,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $13.30  
   
Overtime
$8.15 - $18.20  
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$18,056 - $28,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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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 less than five years' experience have a median salary of $22K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $22K on average. Home Care Aides see a median salary of $22K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $25K.

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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$22,000

Skills That Affect Home Care Aide Salaries

Cleaning
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Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$22,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 17%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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