Home Health Caregiver Salary

The average rate for a Home Health Caregiver is $10.27 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job.

$11,571 - $48,214
$12K
$24K
$48K
MEDIAN: $24,417
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$8.29 - $15.09
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MEDIAN: $10.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$11,571 - $48,214  
   
Bonus
$475.00  
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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$16,947 - $33,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $15.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$8.14 - $23.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$475.00  
   
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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$16,947 - $33,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 377

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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

  • 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 Health Caregiver

Pay by Experience for a Home Health Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Health Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 196 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Health Caregiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Home Health Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 127 salaries. A Home Health Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,620

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Home Health Caregiver Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Home Health Caregiver

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Home Health Caregiver Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$22,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Home Health Caregiver Salaries

CPR
▲23%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
$22,000

▼1%

Hospice Care
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 90%