Home Health Nurse Salary

If you are thinking about starting a career as a home health nurse, it would be wise to review the salary you may earn in this career. As a whole, home health nurses get paid pretty well. There are several factors that go into determining that though, and those factors need to be assessed before you can approximate what you will make in the future. In order to calculate your home health nurse salary, you will need to know your location, employer, years of experience, job title, and other aspects about your career. Assuming that you don’t know all of that yet, you might just have to look over the statistics to see what others are making in this line of work. Some of those statistics are listed below for your review.

Home Health Nurse Salary by Position

The title you hold as a home health nurse will determine your job duties and your pay level at the same time. Possible positions include:

  • Clinical Nurse Manager: $65,041 per year
  • Home Health Agency Administrator: $71,841 per year
  • Licensed Practical Nurse: $37,880 per year
  • Nurse Case Manager: $57,390 per year
  • Nursing Director: $68,695 per year
  • Physical Therapist: $76,785 per year
  • Registered Nurse: $57,044 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by Certification

You can obtain an array of certifications as a home health nurse, so do not shy away from the education needed to get them. Possible pay variations by certification include:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support: $56,555 per year
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: $56,079 per year
  • Certified Nursing Assistant: $28,667 per year
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant: $54,733 per year
  • Licensed Physical Therapist: $84,040 per year
  • Licensed Practical Nurse: $41,341 per year
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse: $41,986 per year
  • Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed: $75,254 per year
  • Professional in Human Resources: $43,705 per year
  • Registered Nurse: $65,837 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by College

The university you choose to attend will not have a direct relation to your earnings, but it is nice to see how your school fairs in the rankings. Some popular home health nurse schools in the country include:

  • Columbia University: $70,733 per year
  • Excelsior College: $67,249 per year
  • Louisiana State University: $70,000 per year
  • New York University: $72,289 per year
  • University of Connecticut: $69,949 per year
  • University of Michigan: $72,414 per year
  • University of Phoenix: $59,164 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by Degree

The type of education you obtain will impact the amount of information you know and the kinds of jobs you can apply for. Here is a look at how your salary may vary by degree:

  • Associate of Arts in Nursing: $58,540 per year
  • Associate of Science in Nursing: $64,021 per year
  • Bachelor of Arts in English: $36,624 per year
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: $39,898 per year
  • Bachelor of Business Administration: $41,986 per year
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: $65,010 per year
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy: $82,929 per year
  • Diploma of Nursing: $69,064 per year
  • Doctorate: $86,892 per year
  • Master of Business Administration: $70,623 per year
  • Master of Science in Nursing: $75,241 per year
  • Master of Social Work: $49,225 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by Employer

Some employers seem to have more money to pay their employees than others. This is something you may want to keep in mind. Some of the most popular employers in the country include:

  • Amedisys Home Health Care: $65,567 per year
  • Bayada Nurses Inc.: $55,000 per year
  • Gentiva Health Services, Inc.: $64,155 per year
  • Home Health and Hospice Care: $53,259 per year
  • Home Instead Senior Home Care: $33,573 per year
  • Maxim Healthcare Services Inc.: $51,662 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by Years of Experience

With more experience comes better pay. Your salary by experience my vary as follows:

  • 1-4 years: $44,744 per year
  • 5-9 years: $53,442 per year
  • 10-19 years: $61,849 per year
  • 20+ years: $64,307 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by Gender

Men are not commonly found in this profession, but their home health nurse salary range is higher than that of their female coworkers. Here are the national averages for you to compare:

  • Male: $58,375 per year
  • Female: $52,959 per year

Home Health Nurse Salary by State

The city and state you work in will have a specific economic status that will impact how much money you can earn. Here are some of the salaries found in home health nursing across the country:

  • California: $53,228 per year
  • Florida: $58,181 per year
  • Michigan: $52,262 per year
  • New York: $59,690 per year
  • Ohio: $50,405 per year
  • Pennsylvania: $54,408 per year
  • Texas: $57,075 per year

Note that the information above is courtesy of PayScale.com as of January 13, 2012. It may not reflect the information at the time you read this article.