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 $25.68 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $14.97 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $37.42. Most Home Care Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by slightly more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,341 - $82,508
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$83K
MEDIAN: $62,270
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$14.97 - $37.42
(Median)
$15
$26
$37
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,341 - $82,508  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
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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$32,625 - $81,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.97 - $37.42  
   
Overtime
$13.21 - $54.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
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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$32,625 - $81,837  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Home Care


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Home Care Nurses may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Licensed Vocational Nurse. The average pay for a Licensed Vocational Nurse is $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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $62K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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