Entry-Level Caregiver Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Caregiver is $10.11 per hour. A skill in Dementia is associated with high pay for this job.

$11,946 - $35,606
$12K
$20K
$36K
MEDIAN: $19,942
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90%

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$8.34 - $13.90
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,946 - $35,606  
   
Bonus
$0.84 - $2,300  
Commission
$1,250  
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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$17,017 - $30,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.34 - $13.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05 - $1.43  
Overtime
$9.86 - $19.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.84 - $2,300  
   
Commission
$1,250  
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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$17,017 - $30,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,943
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National Average: $21,180

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Caregiver Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Caregiver in San Bruno:
`"$Care giving is a calling and devotion."`
To all caregivers, this job needs a lot of understanding, patience, devotion, sensitivity and genuine care for humanity. Your character, integrity, and core value will be tested. This is one of the most difficult job because it requires physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. Sorry to say, but the minimum wage for this job should be higher.

Caregiver in Eugene:
`"$Better pay."`
Keep doing what your doing because it is worth it to be able to care for some one that needs our help.

Caregiver in Waynesboro:
`"$Home health care."`
Treat people with the respect they deserve and they will love you forever. That is the way they should be treated.

Caregiver in Warwick:
`"$Prepare to be judged."`
Be prepared to be judged based on your occupation. Not all people will treat you with respect.

Caregiver in Nitro:
Teat them let u would your friend and let them be them don't give them orders let them do every thing they can with little help from u don't make them feel like some thing is wrong with them if they want to talk about things with u let them talk most of them is very loving to others a they talk to any one they see some time while you out with them if we were more like them it would be a better world.

Caregiver in Nashville:
`"$Patience."`
Be very patient. Never take it too personal. You will grow to love these elders like family. It's inevitable. Always respect them and you will be rewarded by feeling good within your self for all you do. God bless.

Caregiver in Denver:
`"$That my daily schedule would become that of my patients."`
Only become or work as a caregiver if you are truly a humanitarian and like myself have some obsession with helping those unable too help them selves or having fallen into a dark place in life and simply need someone too pull them out. Being a caregiver is not a job one does for the financial compensation but rather just because unlike other jobs such as a RN you spend more quality time with the patient allowing for more of a personal bond to form between the caregiver and the patient. A patients caregiver will always know more about how the patient feels, reacts, is comfortable talking to doctors and nurses about and so much more. This is where a primary care provider from the patients family is extremely important because this extremely strong bond and trust that has formed between patient and caregiver can easily be abused by the caregiver in many different ways. Some say this only happens when the caregiver is under paid but I myself believe it is within the caregiver themselves.

Key Stats for Caregiver

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Caregiver Salaries

Dementia
▲20%

CPR
▲5%

Hospice Care
▲3%

Caregiver
▲2%

Long Term Care
▲2%

Elder Care
▼0%

Home Care
▼0%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

Assisted Living
▼0%

National Average
$21,000

▼1%

cooking
▼1%

Bilingual
▼2%

CNA
▼3%

Childhood Education
▼7%

Food Preparation
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 19%
dental benefits
Dental: 15%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 79%
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