$23,148
Avg. Salary
$10.43
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$280

Bonus

$500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Home Health Aide is $10.43 per hour.

The average pay for a Home Health Aide is $23,148 per year.

$8.70
10%
$10.43
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$14.69
90%
MEDIAN $10.43
$12k
10%
$23k
50%
$48k
90%
MEDIAN $23,148
$12,381 - $47,929
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$48K
MEDIAN: $23,148
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$8.70 - $14.69
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$0$47K
Salary $12,381 - $47,929
Bonus $7.32 - $1,242
Profit Sharing $3.30 - $19,392
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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$18,050 - $31,785
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 250
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.70 - $14.69
Hourly Tips $0.05 - $10.07
Overtime $9.82 - $20.50
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $7.32 - $1,242
Profit Sharing $3.30 - $19,392
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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$18,050 - $31,785
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,536

Job Description for Home Health Aide

Home health aids play a very important role in the health care system. They are responsible for taking care of patients who may be suffering from a chronic illness or disability. They are also responsible for taking care of elderly individuals who are unable to care for themselves and need care while living at home. Some home health aids work very closely with nurses. They keep a record of the patient's progress to alert the physician or nurse of any sudden changes in the patient's health. A home health aid is in charge of of many basic care tasks, such as giving medicine, changing bed linens, washing and ironing the patient's laundry, and cleaning the patient's quarters. Home health aids also make several checks of the patient's pulse, temperature, and respiration. They help direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs. They also try to entertain, converse with, play games with, and read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert. Home health aids provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, and automobiles, and assist them with dressing and grooming. Earning a certificate from a recognized program can be done in as little and one and one-half semesters at any community college. This certificate qualifies graduates to work in entry-level positions as aides. Being a home health aid can be a very challenging, ambitious, and rewarding career. Those who choose this career path need to have patience and have an understanding of what the patients may be going through. They will need to know how to handle many different situations that may arise when working as a home health aid. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Home Health Aide Tasks
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
  • Change bed linens, wash, and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.

Home Health Aide Pay By Employer

$0$36K

Comfort Keepers
31 profiles
$21,109

$22,094

Self-Employed
26 profiles
$21,804

$21,813

$21,185

Bayada
20 profiles
$22,751

$21,161

Partners In Care
16 profiles
$21,126

$21,538

Right at Home
13 profiles
$20,800

Common Career Paths for Home Health Aide


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Home Health Aides who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $56K per year. Certified Nurse Assistants or Licensed Practical Nurses are common next-step roles for Home Health Aides moving up in their careers; annual pay for Certified Nurse Assistants is $1K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Home Health Aide Job Listings

Popular Skills for Home Health Aide


Home Health Aides seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in CNA, Oral / Verbal Communication, Hospice Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include cooking and Assisted Living. For most people, competency in Elder Care indicates knowledge of Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Home Health Aide

Pay by Experience for a Home Health Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Home Health Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 1,553 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Home Health Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 823 salaries. An experienced Home Health Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 712 salaries. A Home Health Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 284 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,260

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

For Home Health Aides, Washington provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in St. Paul (+26 percent) and Rochester (+7 percent). Home Health Aides' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Home Health Aides in Dallas bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Cleveland and Jacksonville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less).

Home Health Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Home Health Aide?

Home Health Aide in Homosassa:
Pros: The clients I love taking care of people.
Cons: The pay.

Home Health Aide in Henderson:
"Home Health Aide."
Pros: I enjoy helping the patient feel comfortable, singing, reading and discussing current events with her to stimulate her mind. I work very well with the patient's family member. The hours worked fit well into my schedule. I take phone messages, and am also a listening ear for the family member to help her cope with her role as full time caretaker of her elderly relative. Working in a private home is very pleasant.
Cons: I would like to be earning a higher wage. There have been no raises in 1 1/2 years. I would like to be allowed to perform other services for the caretaker, but my job role is very limited. She does have a CNA come in to take care of the patient's hygiene.

Home Health Aide in Aurora:
"Networking."
Talk to other aides about their experience.

Home Health Aide in Philadelphia:
"Like taking care of people."
Pros: Helping people.doing th. Ings they can't do for them self.
Cons: Not. Enough hours. The person needs more time.

Home Health Aide in New Castle:
"Wounderful."
Pros: Working with others love it love communicating with people and working with others and helping them out.
Cons: U just can't get away from them when it's time to get off of work.

Home Health Aide in Edinburg:
"To know your starting paying by the hour and benefits."
To ask first rate hourly payment.

Home Health Aide in New York:
Pros: Helping and caring for the elderly.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Home Health Aide

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 574 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Home Health Aide Salaries

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$22,000

▼2%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

CNA
▲17%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲10%

▲6%


National Average
$22,000

▼1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼3%

▼3%

Cleaning
▼3%

CPR
▼4%

medical assistant
▼4%

Assisted Living
▼5%

cooking
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 574 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 75%