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Home Health Nurse Salary

The average wage for a Home Health Nurse is $24.32 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 Wound Care is associated with high pay for this job.
$37,058 - $73,679
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,945
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$16.97 - $34.11
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,058 - $73,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,891  
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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$36,028 - $72,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $34.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,891  
   
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).
)
$36,028 - $72,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
United States (change)

Job Description for Home Health Nurse

A home health nurse provides health care to patients/clients. They may work in a patient’s home or in an assisted living facility; some positions require the nurse to have multiple patients and visit them at different home locations throughout the day. They listen to any patient issues, make diagnoses, and administer care such as dispensing medicines, caring for wounds, and ensuring any machines the patient is using are working. Continuing analysis of patients' status is required so that the care regimen may be modified as necessary; the nurse must have the discretion to make medical referrals if needed, especially if there is deterioration in a patient’s health. Additionally, the home health nurse may follow up with patients who have just been released from the hospital to make sure that their home care is adequate. The nurse might need to make sure that the house has meets adequate safety standards.

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Home Health Nurse Tasks

  • Coordinate and perform patient care activities with pharmacy, physician, home health agencies and referral source.
  • Assist+C233 with diagnostic, therapeutic and routine nursing procedures.
  • Visit patients in the home to perform technical procedures, infusion, patient assessment, patient education and other nursing duties.
  • Supervise and coordinate home health care staff.

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Pay by Experience Level for Home Health Nurse

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

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Experience Affects Home Health Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Home Health Nurse Salaries

Wound Care
up arrow 18%

National Average
$52,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 42%