Home Health Aide Salary

home-health-aide-salary-chart.jpgHome health aides provide help to elderly, persons with disabilities, and convalescents at care facilities or at their homes. They may provide assistance in personal care and healthcare (changing dressing wounds and bandages).

Salary

The mean salary of home health aides is $22,050 annually. The lowest 10% earns at most $16,690 a year while the top 10% earns at least $29,480 a year. The median salary is $21,020 a year.

The best industries for employment are home health care services (332,480 employed, $21,830 average); individual and family services (142,970 employed, $21,220); and residential intellectual and developmental disability, mental health, and substance abuse facilities (115,310 employed, $22,010 average). The top paying industry is psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, paying $37,830 a year (8 employed).

The top three paying states are Connecticut ($28,620 average), North Dakota ($28,570), and Alaska ($27,030).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of home health care aides is expected to increase by 48% between 2012 and 2022, which is much, much faster than average.

Home Health Aide Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $15,980 $18,570 $24,900 $19,210
Alaska $20,190 $26,720 $35,670 $27,030
Arizona $17,500 $21,930 $29,710 $23,900
Arkansas $15,200 $17,860 $23,410 $18,390
California $18,270 $23,090 $37,490 $25,770
Colorado $17,490 $23,210 $34,000 $24,390
Connecticut $19,300 $27,810 $37,870 $28,620
Delaware $19,710 $23,430 $29,690 $24,150
Florida $17,070 $20,890 $29,410 $22,490
Georgia $16,060 $19,000 $26,290 $20,120
Hawaii $16,440 $23,970 $30,490 $23,600
Idaho $16,130 $19,600 $27,700 $20,690
Illinois $18,300 $21,970 $30,680 $23,320
Indiana $16,620 $21,350 $29,260 $22,090
Iowa $17,430 $22,320 $29,260 $22,750
Kansas $16,790 $21,170 $26,700 $21,280
Kentucky $16,320 $20,700 $29,520 $21,570
Louisiana $16,040 $18,880 $28,210 $20,260
Maine $18,170 $22,840 $31,650 $23,780
Maryland $17,600 $23,460 $32,570 $24,240
Massachusetts $20,560 $26,330 $32,320 $26,430
Michigan $16,580 $20,560 $28,940 $21,510
Minnesota $19,190 $23,070 $29,660 $23,650
Mississippi $17,560 $21,310 $23,720 $21,040
Missouri $16,210 $19,380 $26,680 $20,250
Montana $17,920 $22,180 $28,380 $22,530
Nebraska $18,020 $23,440 $29,880 $23,730
Nevada $17,960 $23,590 $37,880 $26,120
New Hampshire $20,250 $25,490 $30,500 $25,440
New Jersey $18,290 $22,250 $28,740 $22,680
New Mexico $16,490 $19,640 $33,540 $22,040
New York $16,410 $20,390 $28,310 $21,310
North Carolina $16,060 $18,820 $24,480 $19,410
North Dakota $21,390 $28,030 $36,790 $28,570
Ohio $17,030 $19,970 $25,760 $21,050
Oklahoma $16,210 $19,640 $29,650 $21,710
Oregon $19,340 $22,710 $32,690 $24,230
Pennsylvania $16,250 $20,120 $27,600 $20,750
Rhode Island $20,400 $26,180 $36,510 $27,020
South Carolina $16,130 $19,210 $23,890 $19,550
South Dakota $20,310 $25,180 $29,590 $24,890
Tennessee $16,010 $18,740 $23,850 $19,220
Texas $16,010 $18,560 $29,980 $20,530
Utah $16,540 $21,170 $30,140 $22,320
Vermont $20,540 $25,800 $33,040 $26,240
Virginia $16,310 $20,600 $28,720 $21,400
Washington $20,460 $24,510 $30,830 $25,910
West Virginia $15,860 $17,890 $22,000 $17,860
Wisconsin $17,800 $22,270 $30,020 $23,060
Wyoming $18,880 $26,640 $30,570 $26,370