Care Worker Salary

The average rate for a Care Worker is $11.34 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$12,164 - $54,248
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$30K
$54K
MEDIAN: $29,613
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90%

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$8.91 - $30.34
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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$0$54K
Salary $12,164 - $54,248
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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$14,838 - $53,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $8.91 - $30.34
Overtime $18.00
Annual Data $0$53K
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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$14,838 - $53,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Care Worker

A career as a care worker offers countless opportunities to work with children, disabled adults, and elderly people. Care workers care for people in a variety of settings, including residential homes, clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. They often work on a team with other health care professionals, such as registered nurses and social workers, to care for patients and support their individual needs. Some patients may require around-the-clock care, so care workers may work first-, second-, or third-shift hours. In less formal environments such as home health care, they may only work a few hours a day with their patients. The flexibility of the position is an advantage, as it allows for personal growth and change if the care worker desires.

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Care Worker 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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Care Worker Advice

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

Care Worker in Ireland:
"Careing."
When working with the elderly always remember to be patient kind caring and always listen to what they have to say empathy goes a long way always remember how you would like to be treated in those circumstances.

Key Stats for Care Worker

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Care Worker Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Experienced
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 40%
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