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Pay Rate for IHSS in Los Angeles County, CA – Plus FAQs

Here are two questions we often get from IHSS providers in Los Angeles County or those interesting in becoming a provider: How much does an IHSS provider make in Los Angeles County in 2022? How does the pay rate for IHSS in Los Angeles County compare to other neighboring counties and the average rate for the state of California? In this post, we are going to answer both questions, including how much you will make weekly, monthly, and annual salary.

Additionally, we are going to answer the most frequently asked questions about the IHSS provider program in Los Angeles County.

"Pay Rate for IHSS in Los Angeles County CA"

What is the pay rate for IHSS in Los Angeles County?

Starting January 1, 2022, the hourly pay for an IHSS provider in Los Angeles County is $16.00 an hour. This is the equivalent of $640/week or $2,773/month.

At this pay rate, you will earn an annual salary of $33,280.

How IHSS Salary is Calculated in Los Angeles County

Here is how we calculated the weekly, monthly and annual salary rates above.

It is based on working 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, and 52 weeks a year.

You may be working less than the hours used, or your county may only allow a certain number of hours for some IHSS clients.

However, this gives you an idea of how much you could make working full-time as an IHSS provider in Los Angeles County.

Daily Pay

$16.00 per hour * 8 = $128/day

Weekly Pay

$16.00*40 = $640/week

Monthly Pay

($16.00*40)*52/12 = $2,773/month

Yearly Pay

($16.00*40)*52 = $33,280/year

IHSS Pay in Los Angeles County vs Neighboring Counties

Here’s how the IHSS Pay Rate in Los Angeles County compares to the neighboring counties of:

  • Ventura County
  • San Bernardino County
  • Riverside County
  • Orange County
  • Kern County
County IHSS Provider Pay Rate per hr. Provider Pay Rate per Day. IHSS Provider Pay Rate per Week. Provider Pay Rate per Month. Provider Pay Rate per Year.
LOS ANGELES $16.00 $128 $640 $2,773 $33,280
VENTURA $16.35 $131 $654 $2,834 $34,008
SAN BERNARDINO $15.50 $124 $620 $2,687 $32,240
RIVERSIDE $15.50 $124 $620 $2,687 $32,240
ORANGE $15.50 $124 $620 $2,687 $32,240
KERN $15.00 $120 $600 $2,600 $31,200

Los Angeles County IHSS Pay vs other Counties in California

Here’s how the IHSS provider pay in Los Angeles County compares to other counties in California:

The average IHSS pay in California is $15.83.

This is the equivalent of $633/week or $2,744/month. The annual salary is $32,926.

Based on the pay rates above, the Los Angeles County IHSS hourly pay rate is slightly above the county average in California:

That is – $16.00 per hour in Los Angeles County versus $15.83 per hour county average in California.

Counties with the Highest IHSS Pay Rates in California

Here are the top 10 Counties with the Highest IHSS provider pay rate in California:

Top 10 Highest IHSS Provider Pay Counties

County IHSS Provider Pay Rate per hr. Provider Pay Rate per Day. IHSS Provider Pay Rate per Week. Provider Pay Rate per Month. Provider Pay Rate per Year.
SAN FRANCISCO $18.00 $144 $720 $3,120 $37,440
SANTA CRUZ $17.75 $142 $710 $3,077 $36,920
SAN MATEO $17.70 $142 $708 $3,068 $36,816
SAN LUIS OBISPO $17.64 $141 $706 $3,058 $36,691
SANTA CLARA $17.62 $141 $705 $3,054 $36,650
MONTEREY $16.89 $135 $676 $2,928 $35,131
MARIN $16.85 $135 $674 $2,921 $35,048
ALAMEDA $16.75 $134 $670 $2,903 $34,840
NAPA $16.45 $132 $658 $2,851 $34,216
VENTURA $16.35 $131 $654 $2,834 $34,008

Los Angeles County IHSS FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions about IHSS in Los Angeles County:

Are IHSS Providers Eligible for Paid Sick Leave?

Yes. As of July 1, 2018, IHSS providers can earn paid sick leave if they are active IHSS provider that works for an IHSS/WPCS recipient.

To earn sick leave, you must complete a one-time, two-part requirement to earn and use paid sick leave:

  • Work 100 hours for an IHSS recipient to earn paid sick leave hours; and
  • Wait 60 days or work an additional 200 hours, whichever comes first, before using paid sick leave hours.

How does IHSS Timesheet work in Los Angeles County?

IHSS providers and recipients in Los Angeles County have two options regarding timesheets.

They can either enroll in the Electronic Timesheet System (ETS) or the Telephonic Timesheet System (TTS) to complete, submit, and manage their IHSS timesheet and payment accounts.

These systems allow IHSS providers to submit their IHSS timesheets and the IHSS recipients to review, reject, or approve timesheets using a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, and/or by phone.

The video below provides details on how the ETS and TTS systems work.

Is there Overtime Pay for IHSS Providers in Los Angeles?

Yes. IHSS Providers in Los Angeles County can be paid for overtime if approved. Here’s how it works:

IHSS Providers in Los Angeles County can receive payment for:

  • Hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek as overtime (OT);
  • Wait time at medical appointments under certain conditions;
  • The time needed for traveling directly from one recipient to another on the same day, up to seven hours per workweek; and
  • Attending mandatory State training after you start working.

However, a provider cannot work for more than 66 hours per workweek unless granted an exemption.

Additionally, an IHSS provider can work up to a maximum of 90 hours per workweek, if granted an exemption.

Also, it is important to note that the IHSS provider will receive a violation whenever the maximum workweek limits for OT or travel time are exceeded.

To avoid receiving a violation note, it is important to stay within the overtime rules outlined above.

What Services are Approved under IHSS?

Approved IHSS services in Los Angeles County include the following:

  • Domestic services
  • Heavy cleaning
  • Meal preparation and clean-up
  • Restaurant allowance
  • Routine laundry
  • Ironing and mending
  • Reasonable shopping and errands
  • Non-medical personal services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Yard hazard abatement
  • Protective assistance
  • Teaching and demonstration services
  • Paramedical services.

Can a family member be an IHSS provider?

Yes. You can hire relatives, friends, neighbors, and other caregivers to provide you with IHSS.

However, it can be tricky to be the paid IHSS care provider to a family member or
close friend.

As the provider, you are an employee of that person, working in a program that has a lot of rules.

Therefore, understanding your responsibilities as a provider to someone you already know is vital to success when you are
“wearing two hats.”

How are IHSS Payments Made in Los Angeles?

There are two ways in which IHSS payments are made: Advanced and arrears.

Advanced pay is a payment option available only to IHSS consumers with severe disabilities.

Under this option, a check is mailed directly to the IHSS consumer at the beginning of each month and they pay the IHSS provider(s).

The arrears option is that in which payment is made directly to the IHSS provider(s) on a bi-weekly basis.

Pay rate for IHSS in Los Angeles County Summary

We hope this post on the pay rate for IHSS in Los Angeles County was helpful.


If you have further questions about the IHSS Program or Medi-Cal in Los Angeles County, please let us know in the comments section below.

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