Home Care Worker Salary

The average wage for a Home Care Worker is $10.30 per hour.

$7.96 - $17.23
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MEDIAN: $10.29
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $17.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$16,661 - $40,866  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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Job Description for Home Care Worker

Home care workers are generally required to have a high school diploma or GED. They may work independently, through an agency, or for government agencies or private employers, though they work primarily in their clients' homes.

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Home Care Worker 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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Pay by Experience Level for Home Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Home Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Home Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 7 salaries. A Home Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 6 salaries.

Home Care Worker Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Home Care Worker?

Home Care Worker in Cape Girardeau:
"Care of the works."
Is to see that they care for the old people who need more love from as and Pace's.

Key Stats for Home Care Worker

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Home Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 47%
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