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Personal / Home Care Aide Salary

Home Care Aides in the United States pull down an average of $10.01 per hour. Pay ranges from $7.93 per hour on the low end to $15.14 on the high end. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Home Care Aides (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. About one in eight report receiving medical coverage from their employers and fewer than one in ten collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$13,998 - $47,170
(Median)
$14K
$24K
$47K
MEDIAN: $24,253
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$7.93 - $15.14
(Median)
$7
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$13,998 - $47,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.21  
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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$16,483 - $33,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $15.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $19.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.21  
   
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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$16,483 - $33,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 651
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Job Description for Personal / Home Care Aide

A personal/home care aide is a specialized healthcare worker who visits patients in home and assists them in daily activities that these individuals may not be able to perform themselves. The duties of a personal/home care aide may include simple tasks such as changing lightbulbs or helping with light housework, as well as more involved, hands-on work such as assisting home-bound patients with bathing, toilet needs, and feeding. In almost all cases, the patient may have medicines that must be taken during the day, and the aide facilitates this as well.

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Personal / Home Care Aide Tasks

  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.

Common Career Paths for Personal / Home Care Aide


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At the upper end, Home Care Aides who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is $55K per year. Home Care Aides typically move into roles as Certified Nurse Assistants or Licensed Practical Nurses, and those positions pay $1K more and $16K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Personal / Home Care Aide


Home Care Aides seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Self-Employed, where the median salary comes to $29K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($15K) and those starting out ($41K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Personal / Home Care Aide


Home Care Aides note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Home Care, Elder Care, Home Health/Home Care, and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Elder Care also know Cleaning.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal / Home Care Aide

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Home Care Aides do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $21K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $22K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $23K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $24K.

Personal / Home Care Aide Reviews

What is it like working as a Personal / Home Care Aide?

Personal / Home Care Aide in Fairview Heights:
"How I like to work with elder and for them."
Pros: Helping all the elderly that I come in contact with. After been working for them for a while, you grow to love them very much like family.
Cons: Being able to help them where they need help. Doctor's appointment, shopping, paying there bills, taking them out to eat. I like to see them happy.

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Experience Affects Personal / Home Care Aide Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Personal / Home Care Aide Salaries

Home Care
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Elder Care
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National Average
$21,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Cleaning
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 13% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 6% employee benefits None: 86%