Care Provider Salary

Women account for the majority of Care Providers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.14 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. About a fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-eighth collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$12,040 - $32,149
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$20K
$32K
MEDIAN: $19,831
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$8.14 - $13.54
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MEDIAN: $10.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,040 - $32,149  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,667 - $31,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.14 - $13.54  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $26.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$16,667 - $31,418  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 149

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Job Description for Care Provider

Care providers are generally tasked with caring for those who are unable to care for themselves, and this can range from newborn babies to senior citizens who suffer from incurable diseases, as well as the mentally and physically disabled.

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Care Provider Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

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Pay by Experience Level for Care Provider

Pay by Experience for a Care Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Care Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 84 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Care Provider with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Care Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 42 salaries. A Care Provider with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 25 salaries.

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Key Stats for Care Provider

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲6%

Late-Career
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Care Provider Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲14%

Elder Care
▲1%

National Average
$21,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 76%