Wages for Home Care Aides Rose Faster than for RNs in 2019

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2019 12:47 PM

According to the 2019-2020 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, home health RNs saw a 2.12% increase per hour while HCA II received 3.51%, HCA I received 3.3% and HCA III received a 2.44% increase. 

Agencies continue pay hourly versus per visit pay, with 69.86% of agencies utilizing an hourly pay mode, compared to 63.61 percent in 2018. The average hourly rate for RNs was $32.90; the national average per visit routine rate was $42.03. The national average RN admission per visit rate was $91.70; the evaluation visit rate was $60.07; and the RN recertification rate was $69.62.

The report also showed that 100 percent of agencies offer health insurance, with an average health premium of $7,288. Almost 87 percent of participants reported that part-time employees are eligible for health insurance. 71.6 percent of agencies reported domestic partners are eligible for health insurance, and 81.0% of participants reported that same sex spouses are eligible for health insurance.

Source: NAHC Report

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