Home Care Assistant Salary

The average pay for a Home Care Assistant is $10.84 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$8.22 - $15.15
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MEDIAN: $10.84
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$8.22 - $15.15  
   
Overtime
$27.38  
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$16,873 - $49,750  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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

  • 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.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Home Care Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Home Care Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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