Nurse Home Care Salary

The larger portion of Home Care Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $25.62 per hour. Although just under one-half lack health benefits of any kind, over one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most Home Care Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,210 - $77,767
$45K
$63K
$78K
MEDIAN: $62,891
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50%
90%

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$14.82 - $35.37
$15
$26
$35
MEDIAN: $25.62
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$0$77K
Salary $45,210 - $77,767
Bonus $500
Total Pay (?
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$33,527 - $77,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $14.82 - $35.37
Overtime $4.30 - $46.93
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $500
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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$33,527 - $77,103
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

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Job Description for Nurse Home Care

Home care nurses provide a variety of health services to patients inside their homes; this position is typically associated with senior citizens and chronically-ill patients with complex medical needs. These nurses work primarily within their patients’ homes in all sorts of shifts, which may include overnight or weekend shifts depending on patients and their individual needs. Although they typically work independently inside homes, small teams of health care professionals may assist in the care of patients.

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Nurse Home Care Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Nurse Home Care


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As Home Care Nurses transition into upper-level roles such as Licensed Vocational Nurses, they may actually see their salaries decline sharply. The average Licensed Vocational Nurse earns a much lower $41K on average. Home Care Nurses most often move into positions as Licensed Practical Nurses or Certified Nurse Assistants. Licensed Practical Nurses actually earn $19K less on average, however, and Certified Nurse Assistants earn $34K less per year than Home Care Nurses do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Home Care

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Home Care has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Home Care with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Home Care with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Nurse Home Care which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 47 salaries. A Nurse Home Care with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 47 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Home Care

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$57,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼5%

Skills That Affect Nurse Home Care Salaries


National Average
$57,000

Wound Care
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 46%
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