Home Care Aide Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Home Care Aide is $10.09 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Home Care Aide Total Pay (?
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$11,000 - $49,250
(Median)
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49K
MEDIAN: $17,302
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Home Care Aide Total Pay (?
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$8.16 - $14.91
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$11,000 - $49,250  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $203.47  
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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$16,574 - $31,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.16 - $14.91  
   
Overtime
$1.20 - $19.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $203.47  
   
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).
)
$16,574 - $31,771  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Job Description for Home Care Aide
  • 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.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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National Average
$21,000
New York
up arrow 11%
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Experience Affects Home Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 73%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Experienced
0%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 21% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 78%
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