Care Provider Salary

Care Providers in the United States take home approximately $10.45 per hour on average. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Care Providers (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. One in four report receiving medical coverage from their employers and close to a sixth collect dental insurance. For the most part, Care Providers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$12,080 - $56,375
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$21K
$56K
MEDIAN: $20,505
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$8.35 - $14.48
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Salary $12,080 - $56,375
Total Pay (?
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$17,027 - $31,739
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.35 - $14.48
Overtime $10.30 - $26.18
Annual Data $0$31K
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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$17,027 - $31,739
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152

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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.

Care Provider Advice

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

Care Provider in Lakewood:
"You have to have compassion for the people you work with."
Find what you enjoy and work with that.

Care Provider in Denver:
"Sometimes long and inconsistent."
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: Lifting old people that are too heavy. Toileting older folks.

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Key Stats for Care Provider

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲2%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
$22,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Care Provider Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
▲10%

National Average
$22,000

Elder Care
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 10%
no benefits
None: 72%
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