All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $22,720
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $9.69
    Median: $10.92
    Experienced: $12.79
  • Growth (2014-2019)22%
  • Openings (2014-2019)350
  • Current Employment 6,277
  • Projected Employment 6,375
  • Typical Entry-level Education Less than high school

Home Health Aide

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • Home Health
  • Toileting
  • Home Care
  • Meal Preparation
  • Patient Bathing
  • English
  • Clerical Duties
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Spanish

occupational tasks

  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles and with dressing and grooming
  • Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning or assisting with their personal care
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)