£7.34
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Health Care Assistant is £7.33 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. The highest paying skills associated with this job are spirometry, ecg, Phlebotomy, Wound Care, and Injections.

£10,542 - £19,291
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£19K
MEDIAN: £15,036
10%
50%
90%
£6.47 - £9.25
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MEDIAN: £7.34
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Salary £10,542 - £19,291
Bonus £9.70 - £3,436
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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£12,982 - £19,342
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 443
Hourly Data £0£12
Hourly Rate £6.47 - £9.25
Overtime £1.84 - £12.03
Annual Data £0£19K
Bonus £9.70 - £3,436
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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£12,982 - £19,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 4 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,097

Job Description for Health Care Assistant

Health care assistants are responsible for many tasks, including feeding, dressing, and washing patients, taking patients' vital signs, bed making, maintaining clinical stock items, and other methods of assisting patients. Health care assistants generally work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and elder care facilities; their environment can be fast-paced depending on the number of patients and available staff members. They generally work alongside nurses, doctors, therapists, and other health professionals, but their top responsibility is working with patients. Health care assistants may work under a practicing nurse in a training program that allows them to obtain various qualifications to become a nurse themselves.

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Health Care Assistant Tasks

  • 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.
  • Collect, prepare and log blood, tissue or other laboratory specimens.
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
  • Interview and record patients' medical information and measure their vital signs, weight, and height.

Common Career Paths for Health Care Assistant


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Popular Skills for Health Care Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Health Care Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Health Care Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Care Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 708 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Care Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 296 salaries. An experienced Health Care Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 191 salaries. A Health Care Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 62 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,265

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

Health Care Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Health Care Assistant?

Health Care Assistant in Exeter:
Pros: Being able to care for people and looking after them to the best I can making their lives happy. Helping others, also making sure all their care needs have been met.
Cons: The money / how unappreciated you are made to feel.

Health Care Assistant in Taunton:
"Very challenging."
Pros: Making people laugh and happy.
Cons: Taking punches, being scratched , being insulted.

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Key Stats for Health Care Assistant

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Health Care Assistant Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
₤15,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Health Care Assistant Salaries

spirometry
▲20%

ecg
▲18%

▲14%

▲13%

Injections
▲13%

ear irrigation
▲12%

blood pressure
▲11%

Ear syringing
▲10%

Acute Care
▲9%


National Average
₤15,000


nvq 3
▼2%

▼4%

Home Health/Home Care
▼5%

Dementia
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 86%