Home Health Caregiver Salary

A Home Health Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.23 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$12,080 - $50,576
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$51K
MEDIAN: $24,470
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$8.11 - $15.40
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$12,080 - $50,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $825  
Profit Sharing
$754  
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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$16,642 - $35,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.11 - $15.40  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.63  
Overtime
$0.00 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $825  
   
Profit Sharing
$754  
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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$16,642 - $35,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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Job Description for Home Health Caregiver

Most home health caregivers work inside clients' homes to help provide for their needs and even serve as companions, and they are generally responsible for ensuring their clients' health in regular, routine ways, such as with cooking, housekeeping, and hygiene services. They may be required to run errands such as taking clients shopping or to the doctor, and must also monitor any changes in their clients' moods or health and report them to their supervisor.

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Home Health Caregiver 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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Home Health Caregiver Reviews

What is it like working as a Home Health Caregiver?

Home Health Caregiver in Toms River:
"Satisfying Knowing that I can be of service to someone."
Pros: Helping someone who is in need, and trying to keep them in a Happy state of mind.
Cons: Lifting.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Home Health Caregiver in Tulsa:
"Takes a special person."
Patience with client as well as yourself. Be flexible. Be Kind. Do the right thing always.

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Experience Affects Home Health Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Home Health Caregiver Salaries

CPR
0%

National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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