Home Health

Salary Report: Home health RNs receive 2.98% rate increase

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, released recently by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS) and published in cooperation with the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).

In a comparison of national average 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 VNS/VNAs was $37.67; for‐profit agency RN hourly pay was $34.43; and not‐for‐profit agency pay was $36.17/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 Home Care Aides rose from 36.53% in 2020 to 38.05% in this year’s study.

Read more about the study and how to obtain the complete report containing 58 home health agency roles: https://www.hhcsinc.com/press/10-2021HCPressRelease.pdf.