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Average Home Health Aide Salaries Vary by State

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 3:49 PM

There is a high demand for home health aides in the United States, and that demand will continue to grow.  One reason for the shortage of workers is low compensation for the service provided.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released new information showing how much money home health aides earn in each state. 

In North Dakota, Alaska, California and Massachusetts, home health aides earn over $30,000 making them the top paying states.  The states where home health aides earn the least — $20,500 to $22,300 are also the states where the average yearly household income is below the national median. Eight of these states are in the south, while the other two are Appalachian states with economies that have been heavily reliant on declining industries, such as coal mining.

The average yearly earnings of a home health aide in the United States was $24,280 in 2017. The median hourly wage was $11.16, and the mean hourly wage was $11.67.

Source: NAHC Report


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