Caregiver Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Caregiver is $9.93 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. A skill in Food Preparation is associated with high pay for this job.
Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$12,426 - $41,841
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MEDIAN: $21,592
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Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$7.99 - $14.87
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,426 - $41,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.06  
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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$16,362 - $32,050  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,872
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.99 - $14.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $0.62  
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $483.06  
   
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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$16,362 - $32,050  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,872
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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Chicago
up arrow 16%
Seattle
up arrow 12%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 10%
San Jose
up arrow 5%
Sacramento
up arrow 4%
Albuquerque
up arrow 1%
Eugene
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National Average
$21,000
Tucson
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Caregiver Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Skills That Affect Caregiver Salaries

Food Preparation
up arrow 26%
Long Term Care
up arrow 10%
Elder Care
up arrow 2%
Home Health/Home Care
0%
National Average
$21,000
Home Care
up arrow 1%
Cleaning
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 306 votes.
Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
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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