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 $27.05 per hour. Earnings sit near $15.78 per hour on the lower side but can approach $38.78 on the higher side. Most Home Care Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and slightly less than one-half have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,136 - $80,478
(Median)
$37K
$61K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,823
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$15.78 - $38.78
(Median)
$16
$27
$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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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$35,044 - $82,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $38.78  
   
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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$35,044 - $82,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $53K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. On average, Home Care Nurses make $60K following one to two decades on the job. 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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 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: 53% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 44%
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