Caretaker Salary

Median pay for Caretakers in the United States is around $11.24 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Caretakers make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Job satisfaction for Caretakers is high. Just under one in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around one in ten collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$13,381 - $59,277
$13K
$31K
$59K
MEDIAN: $31,449
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$8.78 - $20.35
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$11
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MEDIAN: $11.24
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$0$59K
Salary $13,381 - $59,277
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,300
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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$17,840 - $50,631
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 91
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $8.78 - $20.35
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $9.93 - $27.19
Annual Data $0$50K
Bonus $1,000
Profit Sharing $2,300
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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$17,840 - $50,631
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 199

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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

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

Caretaker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Caretaker

Pay by Experience for a Caretaker has a positive trend. An entry-level Caretaker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 158 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Caretaker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Caretaker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 63 salaries. A Caretaker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 34 salaries.

Caretaker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Caretaker?

Caretaker in St. Louis:
"Excellent."
Pros: Helping people who are unable to do it their selves. Meeting new people and making people smile.
Cons: .......................nothing I like it all.

Caretaker in St. Paul:
"7daya a week."
Ask question/help. We all learn new things from each other. Enjoy your job.

Caretaker in Ford City:
"Family Sharing program."
Pros: The young girl that was matched for in home care.
Cons: Management.

Caretaker in Heron Lake:
"Maintenance technition."
Pros: Various challenges.
Cons: Demand on turn over times.

Caretaker in Madison:
"Careing for your parents can be dangerouse with the new laws."
Don't do it. I did and now being sued for $1 million USD. It will take be 160 yrs. To pay if off if I can get a good job at 65.

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.

Key Stats for Caretaker

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Caretaker Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 80%
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