The average rate for a Home Health Caregiver is $10.29 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.

$11,853 - $49,022
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MEDIAN: $24,271
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$8.44 - $15.15
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$11,853 - $49,022  
   
Bonus
$475.00  
Total Pay (?
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$17,036 - $34,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.44 - $15.15  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$11.17 - $29.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
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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$17,036 - $34,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 389
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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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Home Health Caregiver Advice

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

Home Health Caregiver in Fresno:
"Top qualities of home health caregiver."
For new home health caregivers patience, helpfulness, compassion, good conversationalist. Asks the medical providers questions to stay well informed.

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.

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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Experience Affects Home Health Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Home Health Caregiver Salaries

CPR
up arrow 13%

National Average
$22,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Hospice Care
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 10%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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