Information About Home Health Aides

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Training

Home health aides need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Home health aides
Training for Home Health Aides
Percent
Less than High School 16.0
High School 40.6
Some College 28.3
Associates Degree 7.2
Bachelors Degree 5.8
Masters Degree 1.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.9

Employment

Represents about 921,000 people in the United States- 1.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 460,000 more home health aides but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 552,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, home health aides make $10.49 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Home health aides $7.89 $8.63 $9.91 $11.50 $14.20
Healthcare support occupations $8.50 $9.89 $12.00 $15.30 $19.10
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, home health aides make $21,820 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Home health aides $16,410 $17,940 $20,610 $23,950 $29,530
Healthcare support occupations $17,670 $20,570 $25,140 $31,980 $39,800
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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