Nurse Home Care Salary

Women account for the majority of Home Care Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $26.75 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $15.32 per hour, and the top verges on $38.90. Although just over two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, a little over a half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,313 - $80,872

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$15.32 - $38.90

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,313 - $80,872  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
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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$34,281 - $82,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $38.90  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $52.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,909  
   
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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$34,281 - $82,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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 move into a Licensed Vocational Nurse role may often bring in a much lower salary. On average, Licensed Vocational Nurses earn $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 $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $62K. Home Care Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $60K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $63K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
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National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 44%
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