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Care Worker Salary

The average salary for a Care Worker is $32,300 per year.
$16,542 - $42,514
MEDIAN: $23,741

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National Salary Data

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$21,365 - $39,305  
$0.00 - $203.47  
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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).
$16,542 - $42,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


Care Worker Tasks

  • 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.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • 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.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 40%