Entry-Level Home Health Aide Salary

An average Entry-Level Home Health Aide can expect to take home roughly $10.18 per hour. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to around one in four, and nearly one-seventh earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Home Health Aides report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,012 - $36,850
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$21K
$37K
MEDIAN: $20,540
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$8.54 - $13.57
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MEDIAN: $10.20
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$0$36K
Salary $12,012 - $36,850
Bonus $47.97 - $986
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$17,467 - $30,168
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.54 - $13.57
Hourly Tips $0.80
Overtime $9.95 - $20.18
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $47.97 - $986
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$17,467 - $30,168
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,524

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Home Health Aide Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Home Health Aide


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level Home Health Aides include Visiting Angels, Inc., Comfort Keepers, Home Instead Senior Home Care, Partners In Care, and Allen Health Care Services. Although Visiting Angels, Inc. boasts the highest average salary in town at $24K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $16K or as much as $32K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Allen Health Care Services, Partners In Care, and Comfort Keepers, where Entry-Level Home Health Aides typically earn around $21K, $21K, or $21K, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Home Instead Senior Home Care, Bayada Nurses Inc, and Comfort Keepers, each paying $21K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,398

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

Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Home Health Aides, 33 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Home Health Aides will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+9 percent) and Philadelphia (+2 percent). Entry-Level Home Health Aides in Dallas take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Dayton and Cleveland (12 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Home Health Aide Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Home Health Aide in Liverpool:
"Why they don't train us to achieve CNA."
You must love your work! Know that elderly persons really appreciate the things you do for them, no matter how small.

Home Health Aide in witchita:
"Length of employment."
Make sure compensation is fair.

Home Health Aide in Dallas:
"Nothing."
Give it all you got.

Home Health Aide in St. Louis:
"Research other jobs First not a good paying job."
When you look for pennies you find pennies, when you go for dollars you make dollars. Get paid for what your worth!

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

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

Key Stats for Home Health Aide

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Home Health Aide Salaries

CNA
▲16%

Hospice Care
▲7%


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National Average
$21,000

Home Health/Home Care
▼1%

Home Care
▼1%

Cleaning
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 75%
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