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How much do home health aides make? 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that home health aides make a mean annual income of $27,080 as of May 2020, which is approximately $13.49 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of home health aides earned less than $20,130 each year, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $36,990 each year.

A chart showing the average salary of home health aides and personal care aides in the United States, $27,080.

Where do home health aides earn the most? 

Home health aide salaries can vary greatly depending on location and industry. According to the BLS, the following industries have the highest levels of employment for home health aides:

  1. Individual and family services: $13.69 per hour or $28,480 per year
  2. Home health care services: $13.02 per hour or $27,080 per year
  3. Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities: $13.40 per hour or $27,860 per year
  4. Retirement homes and assisted living facilities: $13.36 per hour or $27,790 per year
  5. Vocational rehabilitation services: $12.89 per hour or $26,810 per year

The average salary for home health aides differs greatly from state to state. The top-paying states for home health aides are as follows:

  1. Alaska: $17.00 per hour or $35,360 per year
  2. North Dakota: $16.36 per hour or $34,020 per year 
  3. Massachusetts: $16.29 per hour or $33,890 per year
  4. Vermont: $16.26 per hour or $33,810 per year
  5. Washington: $15.80 per year or $32,860 per year

How to find home health aide jobs

Home health aides work in a variety of settings, including homes and hospitals. To find home health aide jobs in your area, search HealthJob's home health aide job board.

How much do home health aides earn in each state?

The table below compares home health aide salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of home health aides in each state as well as the number of home health aides per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Home Health Aide Salary
Location
Annual Salary
in location
Employment
In location
Employment per 1,000 jobs
Alaska
$34,640
6480
21.876
Massachusetts
$34,060
109350
32.645
North Dakota
$33,730
6210
15.523
Washington
$31,480
58000
18.152
District of Columbia
$31,280
11330
16.494
Vermont
$30,930
7260
25.823
New York
$30,920
469370
54.003
Rhode Island
$29,920
6970
15.732
Oregon
$29,800
32120
17.777
California
$29,230
597500
36.365
Minnesota
$29,120
102490
37.837
Virgin Islands
$29,070
90
2.480
Colorado
$28,760
36610
14.200
Maine
$28,710
16510
28.701
Connecticut
$28,320
34060
22.106
New Hampshire
$28,160
7440
12.018
Maryland
$28,110
32690
12.958
Illinois
$27,990
91130
16.194
Hawaii
$27,760
9020
15.716
Wyoming
$27,760
3670
14.009
Iowa
$27,520
21890
14.891
Utah
$27,340
14740
9.896
South Dakota
$27,210
3100
7.544
Montana
$26,660
7850
17.243
New Jersey
$26,540
56630
14.970
Arizona
$26,420
69060
24.357
Nebraska
$26,420
11890
12.618
Pennsylvania
$25,800
197570
35.843
Wisconsin
$25,630
72790
26.862
Kentucky
$24,730
23630
13.255
Michigan
$24,640
68510
17.460
Nevada
$24,310
14990
11.980
Delaware
$24,230
8040
18.867
Idaho
$24,230
17530
24.381
Indiana
$24,190
40280
13.803
Florida
$24,160
72680
8.609
Missouri
$23,800
73510
27.312
Ohio
$23,740
91910
17.889
Georgia
$23,240
42050
9.760
South Carolina
$22,890
28350
14.066
Kansas
$22,820
24250
18.203
Arkansas
$22,810
20170
17.127
Tennessee
$22,620
26560
9.148
North Carolina
$22,340
62700
14.622
Virginia
$22,240
53190
14.372
New Mexico
$21,890
31090
39.566
Mississippi
$21,320
18570
17.247
Texas
$21,040
309540
25.577
West Virginia
$20,740
15400
23.693
Oklahoma
$20,390
18560
11.876
Alabama
$19,930
20300
10.668
Louisiana
$18,800
36020
19.998
Puerto Rico
$17,980
6640
8.103