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Care Worker Salary

The average pay for a Care Worker is £6.73 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.

£9,441 - £19,921
(Median)
£9K
£14K
£20K
MEDIAN: £14,311
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90%

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£6.09 - £7.88
(Median)
£6
£6
£7
MEDIAN: £6.00
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£7K£14K£21K
Salary
£9,441 - £19,921  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £102.71  
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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£12,503 - £17,164  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£3.1£6.2£9.3
Hourly Rate
£6.09 - £7.88  
   
Overtime
£0.00 - £9.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
£0£7K£14K£21K
Bonus
£0.00 - £102.71  
   
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).
)
£12,503 - £17,164  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261

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Pay by Experience Level for Care Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
₤14,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Care Worker Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%

Elder Care
up arrow 2%

National Average
₤14,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 7% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 93%