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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 $28,060 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.

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 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
$35,360
6,480
21.876
North Dakota
$34,020
6,210
15.523
Massachusetts
$33,890
109,350
32.645
Vermont
$33,810
7,260
25.823
Washington
$32,860
58,000
18.152
New York
$32,140
469,370
54.003
District of Columbia
$31,810
11,330
16.494
California
$31,270
597,500
36.365
Rhode Island
$30,790
6,970
15.732
Oregon
$30,730
32,120
17.777
Colorado
$30,350
36,610
14.200
Connecticut
$29,450
34,060
22.106
Maine
$29,440
16,510
28.701
Minnesota
$29,330
102,490
37.837
Hawaii
$29,030
9,020
15.716
New Jersey
$28,860
56,630
14.970
New Hampshire
$28,850
7,440
12.018
Utah
$28,850
14,740
9.896
Wyoming
$28,810
3,670
14.009
Virgin Islands
$28,780
90
2.480
Maryland
$28,520
32,690
12.958
Iowa
$28,450
21,890
14.891
Illinois
$28,250
91,130
16.194
South Dakota
$27,810
3,100
7.544
Idaho
$27,800
17,530
24.381
Arizona
$27,740
69,060
24.357
Kentucky
$27,310
23,630
13.255
Nebraska
$27,120
11,890
12.618
Montana
$27,090
7,850
17.243
Georgia
$26,600
42,050
9.760
Pennsylvania
$26,510
197,570
35.843
Michigan
$26,200
68,510
17.460
Wisconsin
$26,150
72,790
26.862
Missouri
$25,840
73,510
27.312
Nevada
$25,650
14,990
11.980
Florida
$25,410
72,680
8.609
Delaware
$25,350
8,040
18.867
Indiana
$25,030
40,280
13.803
Ohio
$24,670
91,910
17.889
New Mexico
$23,850
31,090
39.566
South Carolina
$23,560
28,350
14.066
Kansas
$23,520
24,250
18.203
Arkansas
$23,510
20,170
17.127
Virginia
$23,360
53,190
14.372
Tennessee
$23,130
26,560
9.148
North Carolina
$22,920
62,700
14.622
Oklahoma
$22,320
18,560
11.876
Texas
$21,750
309,540
25.577
West Virginia
$21,730
15,400
23.693
Mississippi
$21,520
18,570
17.247
Alabama
$20,960
20,300
10.668
Louisiana
$19,800
36,020
19.998
Puerto Rico
$18,020
6,640
8.103