Source: PHI, September 3, 2019
From the abstract:
This research brief provides the latest annual snapshot of the U.S. home care workforce, including key demographics and a variety of wage and employment trends. This year’s research found that nearly 2.3 million home care workers earn a median hourly wage of $11.52 and about $16,200 annually. One in six home care workers lives below the federal poverty line and more than half rely on some form of public assistance.
– Nearly 2.3 million home care workers provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities.
– From 2016 to 2026, the home care sector will need to fill 4.2 million home care worker job openings.
– With a median hourly wage of $11.52 and inconsistent work hours, home care workers typically earn $16,200 annually.