Personal Caregiver Salary (United States)

A Personal Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.34 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Personal Caregiver Salary (?
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$13,813 - $46,823
(Median)
14K
24K
32K
47K
MEDIAN: $23,871
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Personal Caregiver Salary (?
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$8.06 - $15.57
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$13,813 - $46,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
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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$16,563 - $37,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.06 - $15.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.33 - $2.54  
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $610  
   
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).
)
$16,563 - $37,073  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 479
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Job Description for Personal Caregiver

  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.

Common Career Paths for Personal Caregiver

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Popular Skills for Personal Caregiver

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Caregiver

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

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$22,000
Los Angeles
up arrow 5%
Houston
up arrow 7%
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Experience Affects Personal Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Personal Caregiver Salaries

National Average
$22,000
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%
Elder Care
up arrow 3%
Home Care
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 88%
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