The average wage for a Caregiver is $9.91 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Food Preparation and Long Term Care.
Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$12,294 - $40,877
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MEDIAN: $21,236
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Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$7.96 - $14.88
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,294 - $40,877  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.57  
Total Pay (?
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$16,276 - $32,196  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,667
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.96 - $14.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.70  
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $484.57  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,276 - $32,196  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,667
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Job Description for Caregiver
The exact nature of a caregiver's work and their daily schedule depends on the unique needs of each individual client. There is a physical aspect to the work, as a caregiver is expected to perform household tasks with which the client has difficulties. There also is an important mental and emotional element to a caregiver's position, as the caregiver must be empathetic and compassionate. Tools a caregiver may need to use include a stove, vacuum, or shower; the caregiver may also perform some light outdoor tasks such as sweeping and shoveling snow.
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Caregiver Tasks
  • Accompany clients to appointments.
  • Assist clients with mobility, transportation, meals, and medications.
  • Provide companionship and help around the home to clients.
  • Report on changes in condition or needs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Caregiver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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San Jose
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Scottsdale
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Atlanta
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Sacramento
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Albuquerque
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Eugene
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Pittsburgh
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National Average
$21,000
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Tucson
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Experience Affects Caregiver Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Skills That Affect Caregiver Salaries

Food Preparation
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Long Term Care
up arrow 25%
Elder Care
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Home Health/Home Care
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Cleaning
0%
Home Care
0%
National Average
$21,000
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 83%
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