Nurse Home Care Salary

Home Care Nurses in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $25.49 per hour for pay. Job satisfaction for Home Care Nurses is high. Just under a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, half report medical coverage and just over two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,793 - $77,839
$46K
$63K
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MEDIAN: $63,317
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$14.91 - $35.78
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MEDIAN: $25.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$45,793 - $77,839  
   
Total Pay (?
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$34,140 - $77,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $35.78  
   
Overtime
$4.17 - $47.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$34,140 - $77,241  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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

  • Supervise and coordinate home health care staff.
  • Coordinate and perform patient care activities with pharmacy, physician, home health agencies and referral source.
  • Visit patients in the home to perform technical procedures, infusion, patient assessment, patient education and other nursing duties.
  • Assist with diagnostic, therapeutic and routine nursing procedures.

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Home Care Nurses may actually experience a considerable salary drop if they transition into a Licensed Vocational Nurse position. Pay for Licensed Vocational Nurses averages $41K per year. Home Care Nurses most often move into Licensed Practical Nurse or Certified Nurse Assistant roles. However, the former pays $19K less on average, and the latter pays $33K less.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Home Care

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Home Care has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Home Care with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Home Care with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 42 salaries. An experienced Nurse Home Care which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 47 salaries. A Nurse Home Care with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 47 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Home Care

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Nurse Home Care Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$57,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Nurse Home Care Salaries


National Average
$57,000

Wound Care
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 47%