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Senior Healthcare Assistant Salary

A Senior Healthcare Assistant earns an average wage of $15.49 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$22,685 - $56,766
(Median)
$23K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $39,035
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50%
90%

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$11.69 - $25.64
(Median)
$12
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,685 - $56,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
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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$25,356 - $55,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$1.27 - $24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
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).
)
$25,356 - $55,501  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Senior Healthcare Assistant

Senior healthcare assistants work within a medical facility to provide basic care to patients and their loved ones. These assistants help doctors and nurses in the day-to-day care of patients. Many healthcare assistants perform tasks ordinarily carried out by nurses, helping remove some of nurses' workload. Specific tasks include bathing, calling relatives, and generally checking up on patients' well being.

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Senior Healthcare Assistant Tasks

  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
  • May assist with administrative duties including scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding for insurance purposes.

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Experience Affects Senior Healthcare Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 29%