"How much does an IHSS provider make in Orange County"

Pay Rate for IHSS in Orange County, CA – Plus FAQs

Here are two questions we often get from IHSS providers in Orange County or those interesting in becoming a provider: How much does an IHSS provider make in Orange County in 2022? How does the pay rate for IHSS in Orange 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 Orange County.

"Pay Rate for IHSS in Orange County CA"

What is the pay rate for IHSS in Orange County?

Starting January 1, 2022, the hourly pay for an IHSS provider in Orange County is $15.50 an hour. This is the equivalent of $620/week or $2,687/month.

At this pay rate, you will earn an annual salary of $32,240.

How IHSS Salary is Calculated in Orange 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 Orange County.

Daily Pay

$15.50 per hour * 8 = $124/day

Weekly Pay

$15.50*40 = $620/week

Monthly Pay

($15.50*40)*52/12 = $2,687/month

Yearly Pay

($15.50*40)*52 = $32,340/year

IHSS Pay in Orange County vs Neighboring Counties

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

  • Los Angeles County
  • San Bernardino County
  • Riverside County
  • San Diego County
CountyIHSS 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.
ORANGE$15.50$124$620$2,687$32,240
LOS ANGELES$16.00$128$640$2,773$33,280
SAN BERNARDINO$15.50$124$620$2,687$32,240
RIVERSIDE$15.50$124$620$2,687$32,240
SAN DIEGO$15.50$124$620$2,687$32,240

Orange County IHSS Pay vs other Counties in California

Here’s how the IHSS provider pay in Orange 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 Orange County IHSS hourly pay rate is slightly below the county average in California:

That is – $15.50 per hour in Orange 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

CountyIHSS 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

Orange County IHSS FAQs

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

How are IHSS Providers Paid in Orange County?

Timesheets are mailed by the Social Services Agency to all IHSS care providers.

IHSS clients and care providers must sign and date the timesheets, which must be submitted by the care providers.

The actual provider payments are then issued by the State of California directly to the care providers.

Can I sign up for Direct Deposit for my IHSS Pay?

Yes, Direct Deposit is an optional way to receive your IHSS/WPCS paycheck.

With Direct Deposit:

  • You can receive your paycheck faster.
  • You no longer need to worry about your paper paycheck being lost or stolen.
  • There is no waiting for a paper paycheck to be mailed to you, your IHSS/WPCS paycheck will be deposited directly into your bank account.

How does IHSS Timesheet work in Orange County?

IHSS providers and recipients in Orange 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.

Who Authorizes IHSS Hours?

The Social Services Agency caseworkers follow State regulations to determine how many IHSS hours may be authorized for each IHSS recipient.

This is done after reviewing the following information for each client:

  1. The specific number of minutes State guidelines allow to complete each task required by the client
  2. The availability of help from other household members or other resources; and
  3. Client’s medical information.

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.”

Pay rate for IHSS in Orange County Summary

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

Questions?

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

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