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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 $26.76 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $16.47 per hour and $39.17. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and just under a half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Home Care Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,524 - $78,823
(Median)
$38K
$60K
$79K
MEDIAN: $60,472
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$16.47 - $39.17
(Median)
$16
$27
$39
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,524 - $78,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
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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$35,513 - $82,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.47 - $39.17  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $52.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,068  
   
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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$35,513 - $82,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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 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.


For Home Care Nurses, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $54K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $59K. Home Care Nurses see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $63K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 42%
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