Most Home Care Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $25.88 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, approximately one-half have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,083 - $77,620
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MEDIAN: $62,971
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$15.16 - $35.71
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$44,083 - $77,620  
   
Bonus
$538  
Total Pay (?
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$34,628 - $76,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $35.71  
   
Overtime
$4.17 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$538  
   
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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$34,628 - $76,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.

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As Home Care Nurses make advancements to positions like Licensed Vocational Nurse, salaries may go down sharply. Usually, Licensed Vocational Nurses make $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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $62K. Home Care Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Home Care Nurses who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $57K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Nurse Home Care Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
$57,000

Wound Care
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 49%
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