Home Health Aide Salary by State: Top 10 Highest Paying States in the U.S.

Top 10 States With the Highest HHA Salaries in the U.S.

Rank

State

HHA Salary

1.

Alaska

$33,290

2.

North Dakota

$33,170

3.

Delaware

$31,290

4.

California

$29,210

5.

Massachusetts

$29,200

6.

Nevada

$28,840

7.

New Hampshire

$27,780

8.

District of Columbia

$27,730

9.

South Dakota

$27,700

10.

Vermont

$27,500

Considering a potential income can be one of the most important factors when deciding on a career - so of course you want to learn more about a home health aide salary!

This article will help you explore general information regarding average salaries of a home health aide, as well as more detailed figures by state and metropolitan areas.

The graphs and charts provided make excellent references for quick comparisons - all in one spot!

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The U.S. Average Home Health Aide Salary is $23,600

In the United States the average annual salary for a home health aide is currently $23,600 which breaks down as an average of $11.35 per hour, $554 per week and a monthly salary of $1,966.

home health aide salary average

HHA Salary by State

Here is a list of HHA salaries by state. With this useful reference you can quickly compare average annual salaries, hourly wages, and total home health aides employed in the state to help you prepare for or enhance your career anywhere in the US!

State

Annual Salary

Hourly Wage

Employment Numbers

Alabama

$20,020

$9.63

5,060

Alaska

$33,290

$16.00

1,370

Arizona

$24,030

$11.55

12,930

Arkansas

$19,820

$9.53

6,770

California

$29,210

$14.05

25,910

Colorado

$27,080

$13.02

13,230

Connecticut

$27,490

$13.22

6,900

Delware

$31,290

$15.04

1,690

$27,730

$13.33

4,910

$23,410

$11.25

25,560

Georgia

$21,590

$10.38

10,920

Hawaii

$26,590

$12.78

4,200

Idaho

$22,110

$10.64

2,040

Illinois

$23,840

$11.46

38,730

Indiana

$22,820

$10.97

13,020

Iowa

$26,990

$12.97

5,630

Kansas

$23,980

$11.53

4,100

Kentucky

$25,710

$12.36

2,540

Louisiana

$19,820

$9.53

8,310

Maine

$24,690

$11.87

2,890

Maryland

$25,080

$12.06

11,740

$29,200

$14.04

27,020

Michigan

$22,560

$10.85

30,420

Minnesota

$26,390

$12.69

25,200

Mississippi

$21,200

$10.19

4,470

Missouri

$22,440

$10.79

10,800

Montana

$23,900

$11.49

1,340

Nebraska

$24,790

$11.92

1,850

Nevada

$28,840

$13.86

1,430

New Hampshire

$27,780

$13.35

1,280

$23,230

$11.17

38,510

New Mexico

$23,480

$11.29

8,050

$24,150

$11.61

173,830

North Carolina

$20,170

$9.70

39,320

North Dakota

$33,170

$15.95

1,420

Ohio

$21,450

$10.31

65,710

Oklahoma

$24,770

$11.91

7,840

Oregon

$23,960

$11.52

5,900

Pennsylvania

$23,340

$11.22

42,890

Puerto Rico

$18,720

$9.00

1,980

Rhode Island

$27,330

$13.14

3,470

South Carolina

$20,710

$9.96

10,130

South Dakota

$27,700

$13.32

690

Tennessee

$20,660

$9.93

5,950

$20,550

$9.88

67,180

Utah

$26,620

$12.80

2,800

Vermont

$27,500

$13.22

540

Virginia

$22,640

$10.88

11,340

Washington

$25,640

$12.33

6,780

West Virginia

$20,060

$9.64

3,860

Wisconsin

$26,120

$12.56

4,940

Wyoming

$26,680

$12.83

880

Salary Range

Regardless of your career, salaries can vary widely within a field based on things like a person’s education, experience, employer, or location.

You can use the table below to consider the salary range between the lowest paid 10%, the national average, and the highest paid 10% of home health aides in the country.

HHA salary range

Highest Paying Cities or Metropolitan Areas

Several metropolitan areas in California make the list, but states from Alaska to New Jersey boast salaries well above the national average. 

Metropolitan Area

Hourly Wage

Weekly Wage

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

$19.43

$777

$3,367

$40,410

Santa Rosa, CA

$18.85

$754

​$3,267

$39,210

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

$17.57

$702

$3,045

$36,550

Odessa, TX

$16.80

$672

​$2,912

$34,940

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

$15.67

$627

​$1,481

$32,590

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

$15.64

$626

$2,711

$32,540

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

$15.56

$623

$2,698

$32,370

Bismarck, ND

$15.45

$619

$2,678

​$32,130

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division

$15.23

$609

$2,639

​$31,670

Anchorage, AK

$15.16

$606

$2,678

$31,530

Highest Paid Non-Metropolitan Areas

Non-Metropolitan Area

Hourly Wage

Weekly Wage

Monthly Salary

Annual Salary

Southern Ohio

$9.82

$393

$1,701

​$20,420

North Northeastern Ohio 

$9.80

$392

​$1,698

$20,380

Piedmont North Carolina

$9.35

$374

$1,621

$19,450

Southeast Coastal North Carolina

$9.25

$370

​$1,603

​$19,230

Coastal Plains Region of Texas

$8.96

$358

​$1,554

​$18,640

Number of Home Health Aides Employed in the United States

There are roughly 814,300 home health aides currently employed in the US, with states like New York, Texas, and Ohio leading the country in HHA employment.

HHA employment numbers

Top 5 Highest Paying Industries for HHAs

Qualified home health aides can find gainful employment in a variety of industries - from self-employment to government-funded employers. Check out the highest paying industries below.

Industry

Hourly Wage

Annual Salary

Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals

$14.36

$29,880

Management of Companies and Enterprises

$13.70

$28,500

State Government 

$13.51

$28,100

Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services

$13.16

$27,380

Offices of Other Health Practitioners

$13.09

$27,230

Career Outlook

Home health aides have an exceptionally positive career outlook with an estimated growth rate of 40% from 2016-2026 - much higher than average! The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field to grow to include more than one million jobs by 2026 - 1,179,500 jobs to be exact. How’s that for an in-demand career?

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