Home Health Aides assist patients with bathing, grooming, dressing, and personal healthcare. These patients are mainly elderly, chronically ill, older adults, disabled or convalescent people in a patient’s homes or a residential care facility. The industries that have the highest levels of employment within this occupation are:
Home Health Care Services with 331,940 employed. They make an hourly wage of $10.10, and earn an annual mean wage of $21,010. Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Facilities have 186,400 employed. Hourly wages of $10.54 and an annual mean wage of $21,920. Community Care Facilities for the Elderly has 144,090 employed with $9.99 hourly wage and $20,770 annual mean wage. Individual and Family Services has 125,020 employed with $9.91 with $20,620 in annual mean wage. Nursing Care Facilities has 48,550 employed with $10.47 hourly wage and an annual mean wage of $21,770.