How Much Does A Home Health Aide Make?

Home health aides are healthcare workers who provide care to sick persons in their homes. The good thing about this healthcare career is that it does not require a lot of educational preparation—one can become a Home health aide.

While the low wages aren’t an incentive to get into this profession, those who are naturally inclined to care for people will find this career quite fulfilling. The profession is also expected to have a very positive job outlook in the next few years as the elderly population—the ones who need their services the most—surges.

Average Home Health Aide Annual Salary

$23,600

The average annual salary for home health aides is $23,600 a year. Salaries start at $17,990 a year and go up to $30,610 a year.

Average Home Health Aide Hourly Wage

$11.35

The average hourly wage for a home health aide is $11.35. Hourly wages were between $8.65 and $14.72 an hour.

Stats were based out of 814,300 employed home health aides in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Home Health Aide

$30,610/year $14.72/hour

(Top 10% of Home Health Aides)


Senior Home Health Aide

$25,760/year $12.39/hour

(Top 25% of Home Health Aides)


Mid Level Home Health Aide

$22,600/year $10.87/hour

(Median)


Junior Home Health Aide

$19,890/year $9.56/hour

(Bottom 25% of Home Health Aides)


Entry Level Home Health Aide

$17,990/year $8.65/hour

(Bottom 10% of Home Health Aides)


Home Health Aide Average Salary Comparison

Psychiatric Aides
$28k / year
$13 / hour
Orderlies
$28k / year
$13 / hour
Nursing Assistants
$27k / year
$13 / hour
Home Health Aides
$23k / year
$11 / hour

Top 10 Highest Paying States For Home Health Aides

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Home Health Aides

Home Health Aide Salary By State

Rank State Hourly Rate Annual Salary
#1 Alaska $16.00 $33,290
#2 North Dakota $15.95 $33,170
#3 Delaware $15.04 $31,290
#4 California $14.05 $29,210
#5 Massachusetts $14.04 $29,200
#6 Nevada $13.86 $28,840
#7 New Hampshire $13.35 $27,780
#8 District of Columbia $13.33 $27,730
#9 South Dakota $13.32 $27,700
#10 Vermont $13.22 $27,500
#11 Connecticut $13.22 $27,490
#12 Rhode Island $13.14 $27,330
#13 Colorado $13.02 $27,080
#14 Iowa $12.97 $26,990
#15 Wyoming $12.83 $26,680
#16 Utah $12.80 $26,620
#17 Hawaii $12.78 $26,590
#18 Minnesota $12.69 $26,390
#19 Wisconsin $12.56 $26,120
#20 Kentucky $12.36 $25,710
#21 Washington $12.33 $25,640
#22 Maryland $12.06 $25,080
#23 Nebraska $11.92 $24,790
#24 Oklahoma $11.91 $24,770
#25 Maine $11.87 $24,690
#26 New York $11.61 $24,150
#27 Arizona $11.55 $24,030
#28 Kansas $11.53 $23,980
#29 Oregon $11.52 $23,960
#30 Montana $11.49 $23,900
#31 Illinois $11.46 $23,840
#32 New Mexico $11.29 $23,480
#33 Florida $11.25 $23,410
#34 Pennsylvania $11.22 $23,340
#35 New Jersey $11.17 $23,230
#36 Indiana $10.97 $22,820
#37 Virginia $10.88 $22,640
#38 Michigan $10.85 $22,560
#39 Missouri $10.79 $22,440
#40 Idaho $10.64 $22,120
#41 Georgia $10.38 $21,590
#42 Ohio $10.31 $21,450
#43 Mississippi $10.19 $21,200
#44 South Carolina $9.96 $20,710
#45 Tennessee $9.93 $20,660
#46 Texas $9.88 $20,550
#47 North Carolina $9.70 $20,170
#48 West Virginia $9.64 $20,060
#49 Alabama $9.63 $20,020
#50 Arkansas $9.53 $19,820
#51 Louisiana $9.53 $19,820
#52 Puerto Rico $9.00 $18,720

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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