$24,315
Avg. Salary
$10.81
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$208

Bonus

$584

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Personal / Home Care Aide is $10.81 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal / Home Care Aide is $24,315 per year.

10%
$8.58
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$10.81
50%
$15.82
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MEDIAN $10.81
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$12k
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$24k
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$49k
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MEDIAN $24,315
$12,259 - $49,120
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MEDIAN: $24,315
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$0$49K
Salary $12,259 - $49,120
Bonus $9.91 - $2,073
Profit Sharing $584
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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$17,493 - $36,790
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.58 - $15.82
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $9.00 - $23.18
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $9.91 - $2,073
Profit Sharing $584
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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$17,493 - $36,790
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,905

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.

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Common Career Paths for Personal / Home Care Aide


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Home Care Aides may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $56K annually. A Home Care Aide may also move into a role as a Certified Nurse Assistant or a Home Health Aide.

Personal / Home Care Aide Job Listings

Popular Skills for Personal / Home Care Aide


Home Care Aides generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Long Term Care, cooking, Food Preparation, and Kitchen/Bath are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include CPR. Most people experienced in Cleaning also know Elder Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal / Home Care Aide

Pay by Experience for a Personal / Home Care Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal / Home Care Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 679 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal / Home Care 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 340 salaries. An experienced Personal / Home Care Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 242 salaries. A Personal / Home Care 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 111 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

11%

-7%

-10%

-11%

National Average: $23,080

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

For Home Care Aides, busy Rochester offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Home Care Aides can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Sacramento (+42 percent), New York (+20 percent), Portland (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Dallas and Richmond also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Personal / Home Care Aide Reviews

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

Personal / Home Care Aide in Baton Rouge:
"Great."
Pros: Taking care of people helping them.
Cons: I don't like being away from my chikd a whole week I do live in care.

Personal / Home Care Aide in United States:
"Rout to commute correctley."
Make shur you now how long it tkes to commute to job.

Personal / Home Care Aide in Syracuse:
"It's great."
Pros: Helping others that can't help themselves.
Cons: None.

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.

Personal / Home Care Aide in Hammond:
"Cna's. Worst paid job with so much resposibilities."
Make sure that you are certified in state where you live and up to date on news letters, briefs, concerning new medical information with dementia, and alzheimers. Very important to know.

Personal / Home Care Aide in Baton Rouge:
Pros:
Cons: Sometime she really a mean and would hit and say mean things.

Personal / Home Care Aide in Oakland:
"Giving The Elderly Back Their Dignity And Respect."
You must have patience, friendly and love what you do.

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Key Stats for Personal / Home Care Aide

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 253 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Personal / Home Care Aide Salaries

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$23,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Personal / Home Care Aide Salaries


National Average
$23,000

cooking
▼2%

Food Preparation
▼4%

Kitchen/Bath
▼5%

Home Health/Home Care
▼7%

Elder Care
▼7%

Home Care
▼7%

▼8%

CPR
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 253 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 84%