WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2021)—The average hourly rate for registered nurses (RNs) in home health agencies increased 2.98% in 2021, according to the 2021-2022 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).
In a comparison of rates by agency type, RNs in hospital-based home health agencies received the highest in pay with an average hourly rate of $40.10. The average hourly rate for RNs in visiting nurse associations was $37.67; for-profit agency RN hourly pay was $34.43; and not-for-profit agency pay was $36.17/hour. (All rates above represent the national average hourly rate.)
The national average hourly rate for RNs in any setting was $35.20. In a comparison of rates by state, RNs in Connecticut received $41.19/hour; RNs in Massachusetts received $41.98/hour; and California RNs ranked the highest in pay at $48.83/hour. On the lower spectrum, RNs in Mississippi received $28.53/hour; while RNs in Kentucky received $31.32/hour; and RNs in Alabama received $31.68/hour.
The national average turnover rate for RNs has risen 11.70% since 2019. The average turnover rate for RNs in 2019 was 20.55%; 25.85% in 2020; and 32.25% in 2021. The average turnover rate for homecare aides rose from 36.53% in 2020 to 38.05% in this year’s study.
1,011 home health agencies participated in the study. The complete 190+ page report contains 58 jobs and covers salaries, bonuses, and hourly and per visit rates. Data include the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, 90th average, total number of employees and total number of agencies. Data is 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 $375. 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).
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