Salary for Home Health Aides

Also known as:  Home Health Aide, Home Health Attendant, Home Hospice Aide

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Home health aides provide basic health care for patients that are home bound or in care facilities. Some of their duties may include changing bandages, bathing, feeding, or dressing the wounds of patients. These individuals may also monitor and report changes in patient conditions, and accompany clients on errands or to their doctors' appointments.

A Home Health Aid can earn a compensation of somewhere between 16000 to 24000 based on level of experience. Home Health Aides will most likely receive wages of Twenty One Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Home Health Aides are compensated the highest in Connecticut, where they earn an average pay rate of close to about $29020. People working these jobs can expect the most salary in Finance and Insurance, which has average pay scales of $30540.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.12 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Home Health Aides tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $30,540
Finance and Insurance $28,560
Management of Companies and Enterprises $25,660
Educational Services $25,260
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,190
Construction $23,030
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $21,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $22,550
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,600
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $22,900
Construction $23,030
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $23,190
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