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Caretaker Salary

Caretakers in the United States take home approximately $10.71 per hour on average. More than half of Caretakers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Just under a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-sixth collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$12,046 - $59,461
(Median)
$12K
$26K
$59K
MEDIAN: $25,969
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$7.92 - $19.62
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$12,046 - $59,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$15,831 - $45,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.92 - $19.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
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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$15,831 - $45,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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Job Description for Caretaker

Caretakers help maintain a company's building and/or grounds, ensuring a safe, clean, and pleasing environment for workers and clients. They perform a variety of tasks, such as removing trash, performing seasonal maintenance, gardening, and handling "touch-ups" to property. The caretaker is often also responsible for maintaining proper inventory levels for needed supplies, ensuring they are replenished as needed. They typically operate a variety of tools, equipment, and vehicles to help maintain properties. In all tasks, caretakers must adhere to relevant company standards and procedures. The physical demands of this position vary, but lifting and moving objects of a variety of sizes may be required in the course of the day. Depending on the position, the caretaker may be exposed to different weather conditions, which may mean working in extreme heat, cold, and other inclement weather. Standing and moving for long periods of time are often needed.

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Caretaker Tasks

  • Clean individual units when vacated or requested.
  • Sweep, mop, wash, dust and vacuum designated areas.
  • Clean sidewalks, including sweeping, raking leaves and shoveling snow.
  • Seal, wax, and buff floors and hard surfaces.
  • Assist painters and security engineers when assigned.

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Pay by Experience Level for Caretaker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Caretakers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $25K. Caretakers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $28K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $33K.

Caretaker Reviews

What is it like working as a Caretaker?

Caretaker in Florence:
"As A Caretaker I Have A Strong Aptitude And Cleaning Skills."
Pros: Being able to meet and communicate with different people.
Cons: I hate when people judged you and look at you in a different way like you're beneath them.

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Experience Affects Caretaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 71%