Home Care Worker Salary
The average wage for a Home Care Worker is $10.30 per hour.
|Hourly Rate||$7.98 - $19.16|
|Total Pay (||$16,688 - $41,615|
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.Read More...
Home care workers must be highly dependable and have relevant experience as a care worker or personal care assistant, and they must maintain patients' dignity, comfort, and confidentiality at all times. Employers often prefer that home care workers have completed state-approved nurse aid or personal care assistant courses, and some states also require these workers to pass state exams. A valid driver’s license is also necessary.
Home care workers should always keep their work areas clean and sterile, and some may be required to change bandages and clean clients' wounds. In performing incision care and wound-dressing, they must wear sterile gloves and adhere closely to all instructions, guidelines, and procedures. Some are responsible for supplying inventory related to incision care and wound-dressing, provide medications, and keeping records of prescribed medication; they may also prepare meals according to instructions.
Many home care workers also perform homemaking activities, such as changing bed linens, vacuuming, doing laundry, dusting, sweeping or mopping floors, doing dishes, and cleaning bathrooms. Employers generally prefer candidates who are experienced, compassionate, dependable, and able to pass background checks. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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.
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