Nurse Home Care Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Home Care Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $27.14 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $15.89 per hour, and the top verges on $38.74. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just over two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$37,136 - $80,478
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,823
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$15.89 - $38.74
(Median)
$16
$27
$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,136 - $80,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$35,083 - $82,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $38.74  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $52.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
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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$35,083 - $82,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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 experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Licensed Vocational Nurse. That position usually brings in $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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Home Care Nurses bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $63K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 43%
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