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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Home Health Aides Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,450
25th Percentile Wage
$20,640
50th Percentile Wage
$23,210
75th Percentile Wage
$26,600
90th Percentile Wage
$31,260

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 $31,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,450. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 69% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of home health aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,210
2.63% 10.30%
2016
$22,600
3.01% -
2015
$21,920
2.46% -
2014
$21,380
1.68% -
2013
$21,020
0.95% -
2012
$20,820
- -

Table 2. Home Health Aides Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of home health aides in 10 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 $31,120. The lowest paying sector is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector (annual salary $22,870).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$31,120
Finance and Insurance
$29,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$27,770
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,550
Retail Trade
$24,890
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,630
Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,350
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,540
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,170
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$22,870

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 $18,120 to $34,290. The highest paying state for home health aides is Alaska with a median annual salary of $34,290. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,120. 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
$34,290
North Dakota
$34,110
Massachusetts
$29,740
District of Columbia
$28,290
Delaware
$28,080
Vermont
$28,050
Wyoming
$27,960
New Hampshire
$27,830
Minnesota
$27,690
South Dakota
$27,320
California
$27,170
Iowa
$27,160
Connecticut
$26,420
Washington
$26,400
Hawaii
$26,190
Rhode Island
$25,860
Maryland
$24,940
Maine
$24,920
Colorado
$24,740
Nevada
$24,520
Pennsylvania
$24,440
Montana
$24,370
Kansas
$24,070
Wisconsin
$24,020
Utah
$23,940
Oregon
$23,780
New York
$23,650
Virgin Islands
$23,540
Kentucky
$23,320
Illinois
$23,280
New Jersey
$23,100
Indiana
$22,970
Oklahoma
$22,870
Arizona
$22,860
Florida
$22,820
Nebraska
$22,480
Missouri
$22,420
Idaho
$22,350
Georgia
$22,250
New Mexico
$22,070
Michigan
$21,990
Mississippi
$21,900
Virginia
$21,770
Tennessee
$21,580
Ohio
$21,500
South Carolina
$20,930
Arkansas
$20,610
West Virginia
$20,320
North Carolina
$19,710
Alabama
$19,470
Louisiana
$19,190
Texas
$18,810
Puerto Rico
$18,120



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