Women make up the vast majority of Home Care Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $25.96 per hour. Most Home Care Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one-half lack any form of coverage — but approximately half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data (?
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$34,140 - $77,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $36.08  
   
Overtime
$4.17 - $50.00  
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$34,140 - $77,807  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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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.
  • Supervise and coordinate home health care staff.
  • Coordinate and perform patient care activities with pharmacy, physician, home health agencies and referral source.
  • Assist+C233 with diagnostic, therapeutic and routine nursing procedures.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Home Care


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Home Care Nurses who take a Licensed Vocational Nurse role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Licensed Vocational Nurses is usually $41K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Home Care

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $56K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Home Care Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $56K by contrast.

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Key Stats for Nurse Home Care

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$58,000

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Skills That Affect Nurse Home Care Salaries


National Average
$58,000

Wound Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 48%
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