A Care Worker earns an average wage of £7.25 per hour. A skill in Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s wage. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£9,130 - £21,298
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MEDIAN: £14,403
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£6.57 - £8.59
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MEDIAN: £7.00
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Salary
£9,130 - £21,298  
   
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£13,076 - £18,569  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Hourly Rate
£6.57 - £8.59  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.20  
Overtime
£6.58 - £11.07  
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£13,076 - £18,569  
   
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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Care Worker Reviews

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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Experience Affects Care Worker Salaries

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Experienced
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National Average
₤15,000


Skills That Affect Care Worker Salaries

Home Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
₤15,000

Elder Care
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
medical benefits
Vision: 2%
dental benefits
None: 91%
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