Home Health Caregiver Salary (United States)

A Home Health Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.09 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Home Health Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$12,113 - $51,936
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,037
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Home Health Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$7.93 - $15.65
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,113 - $51,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $877  
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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$16,490 - $38,714  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $15.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $877  
   
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).
)
$16,490 - $38,714  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 484
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Job Description for Home Health Caregiver
  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Home Health Caregiver Salaries

National Average
$21,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%
Elder Care
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 14% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 84%
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