Care Worker Salary (United Kingdom)

The average pay for a Care Worker is £6.67 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.
Care Worker Total Pay (?
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£9,149 - £18,352
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MEDIAN: £14,188
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Care Worker Total Pay (?
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£6.04 - £7.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: £6.00
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National Salary Data

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£0£7K£14K£21K
Salary
£9,149 - £18,352  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £100.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£12,394 - £17,189  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£3.2£6.4£9.6
Hourly Rate
£6.04 - £7.87  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £9.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£7K£14K£21K
Bonus
£0.00 - £100.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£12,394 - £17,189  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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₤14,000
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Care Worker Reviews

What is it like working as a Care Worker?
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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Experience Affects Care Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Entry-Level
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National Average
₤14,000

Skills That Affect Care Worker Salaries

Elder Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
₤14,000
Job Satisfaction
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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.
Gender
Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 2% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 1% employee benefits None: 97%
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