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Caretaker Salary

Median pay for Caretakers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.66 per hour. Slightly less than a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one in six collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Caretakers. There are more female Caretakers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$12,046 - $59,461
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MEDIAN: $25,348
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$7.88 - $19.62
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$12,046 - $59,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Total Pay (?
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$15,704 - $45,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $19.62  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
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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$15,704 - $45,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
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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. During the first five years of their careers, Caretakers see a median income of $22K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $25K. Caretakers bring in $28K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $34K.

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.

Experience Affects Caretaker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 17%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 69%