Wages & Benefits

December 8, 2016

New York City Home Health Aides Get 10% Wage Boost

With the minimum wage in New York City rising to $11 per hour at the end of the year, home health aides will see a full dollar added to their existing $10 per hour base wage. Their total base compensation will cross the $15 per hour mark for the first time.

November 16, 2016

Four States Raise Minimum Wage, Two Expand Sick Days

Four states passed ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage, and two also expanded paid sick days. These laws will help to raise the wages for direct care workers in those states.

Authored by PHI
September 12, 2016

Aging Today Features PHI Wage Research

PHI research on falling wages and rising demand for direct care workers is the subject of an article in the September/October 2016 issue of Aging Today, published by the American Society on Aging.

Miles Apart: North Carolina's homecare workers earn too little to make ends meet

A report from the North Carolina Justice Center examines wages for personal care aides and home health aides in each North Carolina county, determining that there is not a single county where home care workers earn enough to pay for basics such as food, gas, housing, and day care. Wages are among the lowest for all occupations in the state. These poor wages undermine the state's ability to provide quality in-home care.

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