Women account for the majority of Home Care Aides in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.17 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Job satisfaction for Home Care Aides is high. Close to one-sixth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around a tenth collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Read More
$12,194 - $47,367
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$47K
MEDIAN: $24,043
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.21 - $15.22
(Median)
$8
$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,194 - $47,367  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $888  
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).
)
$16,937 - $32,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.21 - $15.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$6.30 - $18.91  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $888  
   
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).
)
$16,937 - $32,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 957
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Home Care Aides' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $56K per year. It is not unusual for a Home Care Aide to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Home Health Aide.

Home Health Aide Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Personal / Home Care Aide


Popular Skills for Personal / Home Care Aide


Home Care Aides report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in cooking, Food Preparation, Kitchen/Bath, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CPR. Most people skilled in Cleaning are similarly competent in Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal / Home Care Aide

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


For many Home Care Aides, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $21K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $22K. On average, Home Care Aides make $23K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Home Care Aides with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $25K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,368

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Home Care Aides in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Home Care Aides can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Rochester (+46 percent), Sacramento (+45 percent), Philadelphia (+24 percent), and Portland (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (17 percent lower) and Houston (12 percent lower).

Personal / Home Care Aide Reviews

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

Personal / Home Care Aide in Niagara Falls:
"Guarantee income vs high responsibility."
Pros: When I start working, I start with three clients. Some require me to visit them couple hrs during the week and some is 24/7 hrs case, you had to be prepare extra shifts when someone call off. I work 30 hrs only for the week and I take bus to work most of the time and occasionally catch the cabs home if I had to work very long hr shift. Basically, you need to do most of the housekeeping, bathing, making meals, remind to take medicine, and, toileting. Some clients are nice but some are not. Then you just need to be very patient and trying to understanding why they so miserable which is due to their illness. You just need to be very forgiving to them.
Cons: First got my new clients, their behavior are very different. Some client accept you right away and some are reject your help regardness. The most difficult thing to due with is not the job themselves but people unpredictable behavior. It scare me alot when client just get aggresive and angry sometimes. I think the only thing you can do is ask for help from your supervior. You always had to communicate with the nurse from your agency or the client's family. They can show you how they do when client give you difficult time.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Personal / Home Care Aide Salaries




National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Personal / Home Care Aide Salaries

cooking
up arrow 12%

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

Kitchen/Bath
up arrow 3%

Food Preparation
up arrow 3%

Home Care
up arrow 1%

Elder Care
0%

National Average
$21,000

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Cleaning
up arrow 1%

CPR
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
medical benefits
Vision: 9%
dental benefits
None: 81%
ADVERTISEMENT