What is the average salary in the home healthcare field?


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Home health aides earn an annual average of $22,400, or $10.77 per hour, as documented in the Occupational Employment and Wages report conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor in May 2014. The salary of the highest percentile of employees is $29,560, or $14.21 per hour, and the salary of the lowest percentile is $17,040, or $8.19 per hour.

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Home health care service is the industry with the highest level and concentration of employment, as of May 2014. It employees 27.78 percent of the career field, with 348,740 home health aides earning an annual mean wage of $22,450, or $10.79 per hour. Top-paying industries include state government, management of companies and enterprises, grant making and giving services, general medical and surgical hospitals and specialty hospitals, excluding psychiatric and substance abuse facilities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Texas are the states with the highest level of employment for home health aides, and the states with the largest concentration of jobs are New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Alaska, North Dakota, Connecticut, Nevada and Wyoming are the states that pay the highest salaries for this position.

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