Updated August 18, 2021
Average Home Health Aid Salary
$11.75 hourly
$24,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$19,000 yearly
$19,000
10 %
$24,000
Median
$30,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$30,000
$2,500
$14
75th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
Average
$24,443
$2,037
$12
25th Percentile
$21,000
$1,750
$10
10th Percentile
$19,000
$1,583
$9

Average Home Health Aid Salary By State

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Home Health Aid average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$17,115
$8.23
Alaska
$31,230
$15.01
Arizona
$24,053
$11.56
Arkansas
$20,655
$9.93
California
$27,736
$13.33
Colorado
$26,069
$12.53
Connecticut
$26,035
$12.52
Delaware
$25,149
$12.09
District of Columbia
$26,716
$12.84
Florida
$21,901
$10.53
Georgia
$21,489
$10.33
Hawaii
$22,580
$10.86
Idaho
$23,710
$11.40
Illinois
$25,243
$12.14
Indiana
$22,484
$10.81
Iowa
$26,231
$12.61
Kansas
$24,547
$11.80
Kentucky
$22,973
$11.04
Louisiana
$22,707
$10.92
Maine
$28,125
$13.52
Maryland
$25,591
$12.30
Massachusetts
$30,941
$14.88
Michigan
$23,229
$11.17
Minnesota
$29,402
$14.14
Mississippi
$24,725
$11.89
Missouri
$21,371
$10.27
Montana
$27,117
$13.04
Nebraska
$22,840
$10.98
Nevada
$26,077
$12.54
New Hampshire
$27,265
$13.11
New Jersey
$25,755
$12.38
New Mexico
$21,577
$10.37
New York
$25,802
$12.40
North Carolina
$18,980
$9.13
North Dakota
$32,931
$15.83
Ohio
$22,169
$10.66
Oklahoma
$21,199
$10.19
Oregon
$28,929
$13.91
Pennsylvania
$24,784
$11.92
Rhode Island
$27,192
$13.07
South Carolina
$21,211
$10.20
South Dakota
$28,568
$13.73
Tennessee
$22,540
$10.84
Texas
$19,549
$9.40
Utah
$25,721
$12.37
Vermont
$30,071
$14.46
Virginia
$21,445
$10.31
Washington
$30,632
$14.73
West Virginia
$20,334
$9.78
Wisconsin
$23,875
$11.48
Wyoming
$25,423
$12.22

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Highest Paying Cities For Home Health Aid

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Boston, MA
$31,000
$14.90
Kirkland, WA
$30,879
$14.85
Santa Rosa, CA
$29,280
$14.08
Portland, OR
$28,999
$13.94
Reno, NV
$27,496
$13.22
Concord, NH
$27,348
$13.15

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How much does a Home Health Aid make?

The average home health aid salary is $24,443 per year, or $11.75 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $19,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $30,000. As most things go, location can be critical. North Dakota, Alaska, Massachusetts, Washington, and Vermont provide the highest home health aid salaries.

Average Home Health Aid Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $24,400
    $11.75
    +4.1%
    2020
    $23,400
    $11.27
    +2.6%
    2019
    $22,800
    $10.97
    +3.0%
    2018
    $22,100
    $10.64
    +2.5%
    2017
    $21,600
    $10.38
    +1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Sitter

    Avg. salary: $23,414

    A sitter is responsible for assisting medical needs under the supervision of an attending physician, registered nurses, and other health professionals. Sitters monitor the patients' daily activities and perform medical duties such as taking the patient's temperature, administering medications, monitoring food intake, helping with bathing needs, and responding to the patients' inquiries, concerns, and requests. They also keep track of medical charts to report the patients' health condition and progress to the senior staff.
    40,361 Sitter Jobs
    Attending, Ambulatory Care

    Avg. salary: $27,196

    An attending, ambulatory care is responsible for providing patient care, supporting ongoing treatment of health issues, and managing recovery through coordinating with attending physicians or other medical professionals. They evaluate medical records, including history and consultation purposes, develop a necessary care plan, keep an accurate medical chart, and schedule laboratory tests and follow-up as needed. An attending, ambulatory care must have extensive knowledge of the medical principles and disciplines to monitor the patients' condition and observe medical measures.
    121,121 Attending, Ambulatory Care Jobs
    Personal Care Worker

    Avg. salary: $23,721

    A personal care worker is responsible for providing quality health care services for elders and disabled persons. Personal care workers are usually employed in a private household setting or a special healthcare institution, assisting patients with their daily activities, and monitoring their conditions. They update the patients' medical charts, administer medication from the physician's prescriptions, and manage their food intake. A personal care worker must be highly-organized, especially when attending to patients' needs, inquiries, and concerns.
    111,111 Personal Care Worker Jobs
    Live In Caregiver

    Avg. salary: $36,409

    A live-in caregiver assists with dressing, exercise, bathing, grooming, and toileting services. These professionals offer essential food preparation services such as laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and more. They offer general health care services such as administering medicine, appointment reminders, overseeing medication usage, and overseeing prescriptions usage. Moreover, they offer personal supervision services, whereby they provide general supervision and constant companionship. Also, they orient or ground individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's disease and relay the doctor's information to the family members.
    39,057 Live In Caregiver Jobs
    Elderly Caregiver

    Avg. salary: $50,204

    An Elderly Caregiver provides personal and emotional support to people who cannot look after themselves. They are either hired by a client or their family, or report directly to a physician or a nurse.
    38,449 Elderly Caregiver Jobs
    Provider

    Avg. salary: $87,302

    Health care providers are health professionals and health organizations offering health care treatment and diagnosis services. These professionals play significant roles with patients through consultation, treatment, and advice. The health care they provide is of different variations. They even perform other procedures depending on the needs of the patients. Their responsibilities include comprehensive care and specialist work. Also, they help in duties, medication, and housekeeping. They transport clients to and from errands, activities, and appointments.
    61,431 Provider Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Sitter
    $23,414
    $1,951
    $11.26
    40,361
    Attending, Ambulatory Care
    $27,196
    $2,266
    $13.08
    121,121
    Personal Care Worker
    $23,722
    $1,977
    $11.40
    111,111
    Live In Caregiver
    $36,410
    $3,034
    $17.50
    39,057
    Elderly Caregiver
    $50,204
    $4,184
    $24.14
    38,449
    Provider
    $87,302
    $7,275
    $41.97
    61,431
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    Home Health Aid Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a home health aid can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $21,100
    $10.17
    Mid Level
    $23,200
    $11.13
    Senior Level
    $30,600
    $14.73

    Which Companies Pay Home Health Aids The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a home health aid, being employed by a company such as Good Shepherd Services or Providence Health & Services would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Samaritan Health Services and Grane Transportation Lines also report highly competitive salaries for home health aids.
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    Recently Added Home Health Aid Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Bayada
    Home Health Aide Days, Nights, Weekends
    Home Health Aide Days, Nights, Weekends
    East Norriton, PA
    08/31/2021
    $29,218
    08/31/2021
    Prestige Home Care
    Immediately! Certified Home Health Aide/Overnight Shift
    Immediately! Certified Home Health Aide/Overnight Shift
    Egg Harbor, NJ
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Bayada
    Home Health Aide-HHA
    Home Health Aide-HHA
    New York, NY
    08/31/2021
    $31,305
    08/31/2021
    Lifesprk
    Home Health Aide
    Home Health Aide
    Nore, MN
    08/31/2021
    $31,827
    08/31/2021
    RHA Health Services
    Personal Caregiver/Direct Support/
    Personal Caregiver/Direct Support/
    Cleveland, TN
    08/31/2021
    $26,088
    08/31/2021
    Careone
    Certified Home Health Aide
    Certified Home Health Aide
    Livingston, NJ
    08/31/2021
    $36,523
    08/31/2021
    Accentcare
    In Home Caregiver
    In Home Caregiver
    Palm Springs, CA
    08/31/2021
    $35,479
    08/31/2021
    Beth H
    Current College Students-After School Care Giver for Two Children
    Current College Students-After School Care Giver for Two Children
    Arlington, VA
    08/30/2021
    $41,740
    08/30/2021
    Care Giver
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    08/30/2021
    $29,218
    08/30/2021
    Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide (PCA/HHA) $16.77 Per Hour!
    Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide (Pca/Hha !
    Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide (Pca/Hha !
    West Babylon, NY
    08/29/2021
    $34,999
    08/29/2021

    Average Home Health Aid Salary by Demographic

    Home Health Aid Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $23,572
    female-income
    Female Income
    $23,537
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$23,572
    Female$23,537
    Median Home Health Aid Income by Race
    Black or african american home health aids have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American home health aids have the lowest average salary at $22,977.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$23,361
    Black or African American$24,127
    Asian$24,003
    Hispanic or Latino$23,303
    Average Home Health Aid Salary by Education Level
    Home health aids with a Bachelors degree earn more than those without, at $24,313 annually. With a Associate degree, home health aids earn a median annual income of $23,787 compared to $23,709 for home health aids with an Masters degree.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$23,537
    Master's Degree$23,709
    Bachelor's Degree$24,313
    Some College/ Associate Degree$23,787