Caregiver Salary (United States)

A Caregiver earns an average wage of $9.96 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Caregiver Salary (?
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$12,526 - $42,260
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22,078
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Caregiver Salary (?
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$8.04 - $14.87
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,526 - $42,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.67  
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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$16,487 - $32,032  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $14.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.01 - $0.62  
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $487.67  
   
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).
)
$16,487 - $32,032  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,767
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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

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Chicago
up arrow 13%
Seattle
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Pittsburgh
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San Jose
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Sacramento
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Eugene
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Albuquerque
0%
National Average
$21,000
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Tucson
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Nashville
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Experience Affects Caregiver Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Skills That Affect Caregiver Salaries

Long Term Care
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Elder Care
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Home Health/Home Care
0%
National Average
$21,000
Home Care
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Assisted Living
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 16% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 8% employee benefits None: 83%
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