Information About Home Health Aides

Training Requirements for Home Health Aides

Home health aides need no formal educational credential.

Degrees for Home health aides
Training for Home Health Aides
Percent
Less than High School 13.2
High School 35.5
Some College 31.0
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 7.8
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.8

Employment outlook for Home Health Aides

Represents about 913,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 348,000 more home health aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 554,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, home health aides make $11.35 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Home health aides $8.65 $9.56 $10.87 $12.39 $14.72
Healthcare support occupations $9.51 $10.91 $13.42 $17.11 $21.93
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $9.11 $10.26 $11.93 $14.44 $17.61
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, home health aides make $23,600 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Home health aides $17,990 $19,890 $22,600 $25,760 $30,610
Healthcare support occupations $19,780 $22,690 $27,910 $35,580 $45,620
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides $18,950 $21,330 $24,810 $30,040 $36,640
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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