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Home Care Aides Receive Larger Hourly Increases than RNs in 2019

  Home Health Agency Data





National Percent Increases
Same Participating Agencies Year-to-Year





Data from the 2019-2020 HCS Home Care Salary & Benefits Report 

Oakland, NJ, November 2019—Home Care Aides saw a larger wage increase than RNs this year, according to the 2019-2020 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report, just released by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS).  The Report is published in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

Nationally, home health RNs saw a 2.12% hourly increase in pay; HCA II received the highest increase of 3.51%; HCA I received 3.30%; while HCA III received a 2.44% hourly increase in 2019.

Agencies continue to prefer an hourly pay mode over per visit pay, with 69.86% of agencies utilizing an hourly pay mode, compared to 63.61% in 2018. The average hourly rate for RNs was $32.90; the national average per visit routine rate was $42.03.  New this year was the separation of visit rates by position/visit type (OT, PT, ST, and RNs were surveyed). 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 results showed that 100% of agencies offer health insurance, with a national average health premium of $7,288.  86.4% of participants reported that part-time employees are eligible for health insurance. 71.6% 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.

1,028 home health agencies participated in the study.   The complete 190-page Report contains 57 jobs reporting on salaries, bonuses, and hourly & per visit rates.  Data include the  10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th average, total # of employees, and total # of agencies.  Data are reported by state, CBSA, region, agency type and revenue size.  Also included are 20 fringe benefits, planned percent increases, productivity, and personnel policies.

The Report price is $350.  A separate Hospice Salary & Benefits Report will be published in late November. Both studies are published in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).  To order, visit the HCS website at www.hhcsinc.com or call (201) 405‑0075.

With over 45 years’ experience in national healthcare salary and benefits research, Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service is recognized for its comprehensive, responsible, and reliable ten specialized studies.  HCS provides the source for establishing and maintaining an effective compensation program. 


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