Home Care Assistant Salary

The average wage for a Home Care Assistant is $10.79 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$8.49 - $19.38
(Median)
$8
$11
$19
MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.49 - $19.38  
   
Overtime
$11.79 - $16.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $0.00  
   
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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$17,405 - $40,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Home Care Assistant

Home care assistants offer help and care for individuals who require assistance or supervision within their respective homes. This job is usually dedicated to elderly clients and those who have some physical or mental limitation which inhibits their ability to care for themselves. Home care assistants generally perform routine household care work and monitor the health of patients, and may also prepare meals, ensure that medication is taken, and assist with bathroom and personal hygiene matters.

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Home Care Assistant 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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Experience Affects Home Care Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 24% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 76%
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