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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.
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:
- Individual and family services: $13.69 per hour or $28,480 per year
- Home health care services: $13.02 per hour or $27,080 per year
- Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities: $13.40 per hour or $27,860 per year
- Retirement homes and assisted living facilities: $13.36 per hour or $27,790 per year
- 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:
- Alaska: $17.00 per hour or $35,360 per year
- North Dakota: $16.36 per hour or $34,020 per year
- Massachusetts: $16.29 per hour or $33,890 per year
- Vermont: $16.26 per hour or $33,810 per year
- 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.