Home Health Caregiver Salary

A Home Health Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.26 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.

$12,011 - $52,876
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$53K
MEDIAN: $24,133
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$8.07 - $15.87
(Median)
$8
$10
$16
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,011 - $52,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $809  
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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$16,603 - $38,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $15.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $809  
   
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).
)
$16,603 - $38,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 414

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Home Health Caregiver

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

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Experience Affects Home Health Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Home Health Caregiver Salaries

National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Elder Care
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 15% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 83%