More than 2 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities in home and community-based settings. With a median hourly wage of $10.49 and inconsistent work hours, home care workers typically earn $13,800 annually. One in four home care workers lives below the federal poverty line (FPL). This research brief provides a statistical overview of home care workers in the U.S.
Stephen McCall is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.