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Caretaker Salary (United States)

A typical Caretaker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $10.34 per hour. Just under one in three enjoy medical while roughly one in six get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to less than one-tenth. Female Caretakers are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals in this field are women. Work is enjoyable for Caretakers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$12,001 - $58,958
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MEDIAN: $24,967
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$7.84 - $19.51
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National Salary Data

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$12,001 - $58,958  
   
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$0.00 - $3,000  
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$15,540 - $44,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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$7.84 - $19.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.98  
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$0.00 - $3,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$15,540 - $44,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $25K. Caretakers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $27K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Caretaker with more than 20 years of experience can earn $32K on average. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one in seven.

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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
64%
female alumni
 
Male
36%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 16%
vision benefits Vision: 9% employee benefits None: 70%