The average pay for a Care Worker is £7.36 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

£8,485 - £22,092
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MEDIAN: £13,409
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£6.69 - £8.93
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Salary
£8,485 - £22,092  
   
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£12,672 - £19,399  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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£6.69 - £8.93  
   
Hourly Tips
£1.83  
Overtime
£6.66 - £11.32  
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£12,672 - £19,399  
   
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 289

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Pay by Experience Level for Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $15,000 based on 241 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $16,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $16,000 based on 57 salaries. A Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $16,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,347

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Care Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Care Worker?

Care Worker in Nottingham:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: The relationships you build with people, being able to help someone, the stories you hear of the days before they needed care. I have been very fortunate with the ladies I have cared for. It was easy to strike up and maintain a good relationship that worked very well for us.
Cons: Its getting a call at 5am from on call telling you the fire alarm is going off, fairly confident that there is"t a fire its still a stressful drive over and knowing its very unsettling for my old lady.

Care Worker in Enfield:
"Giving Back."
Pros: Making someone smile. Providing care that is above and beyond the standard. Learning about various challenges that people have and helping them to overcome it or deal with it appropriately.
Cons: Long hours. Low wage. High risks. Fear of making costly mistakes. No benefits.

Care Worker in Sunderland:
Pros: Making a difference to someones life who needs it most and seeing a smile on their face makes it all worth while.
Cons: The amount of traveling and the cost and the use of own phone, shift patterns.

Care Worker in Newcastle-upon-Tyne:
"rewarding"
Pros: Helping people in vulnerable situations
Cons: None

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Key Stats for Care Worker

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Care Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

▲3%

▲2%

National Average
₤15,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Care Worker Salaries

Home Care
▲6%


National Average
₤15,000

Palliative Care
▼1%

▼2%

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%
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