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Home Health Aides Salary Information

The salary statistics of home health aides are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of home health aides within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The home health aides annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Home Health Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,990
25th Percentile Wage
$19,890
50th Percentile Wage
$22,600
75th Percentile Wage
$25,760
90th Percentile Wage
$30,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for home health aides. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) home health aides is $30,610. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,990. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 70% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of home health aides from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,6003.01%7.88%
201521,9202.46%-
201421,3801.68%-
201321,0200.95%-
201220,820--

Table 2. Home Health Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of home health aides in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for home health aides occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $30,490. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $22,550).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$30,490
Finance and Insurance
$28,180
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,770
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,270
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$24,190
Federal, State, and Local Government
$23,700
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,870
Health Care and Social Assistance
$22,550

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Home Health Aides by States

From the above tables we note that not only home health aides salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of home health aides in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,290 to $34,790. The highest paying state for home health aides is Alaska with a median annual salary of $34,790. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,290. For more salary information of home health aides profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$34,790
North Dakota
$33,110
Delaware
$28,640
Massachusetts
$28,570
District of Columbia
$27,880
Vermont
$27,580
Wyoming
$27,480
South Dakota
$27,220
New Hampshire
$27,010
Connecticut
$26,990
Hawaii
$26,580
Minnesota
$25,890
Iowa
$25,270
Wisconsin
$24,860
Colorado
$24,600
Rhode Island
$24,580
Washington
$24,440
California
$24,380
Utah
$24,280
Maryland
$24,200
Nevada
$24,000
Nebraska
$23,840
Maine
$23,790
Kentucky
$23,750
Montana
$23,480
Kansas
$23,420
New York
$23,300
Oklahoma
$23,110
Oregon
$23,010
Arizona
$22,980
Pennsylvania
$22,810
Illinois
$22,780
Florida
$22,560
Indiana
$22,540
New Jersey
$22,500
Missouri
$22,350
Virginia
$22,000
New Mexico
$21,720
Michigan
$21,230
Georgia
$21,030
Mississippi
$21,010
Ohio
$20,980
Idaho
$20,530
South Carolina
$20,350
Tennessee
$20,260
North Carolina
$19,350
West Virginia
$19,280
Arkansas
$19,240
Louisiana
$18,990
Alabama
$18,900
Texas
$18,570
Puerto Rico
$18,290



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