Personal Caregiver Salary

Most Personal Caregivers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.41 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.25 per hour and $17.74. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. About an eighth receive medical and dental insurance and less than five percent get vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,301 - $43,455
(Median)
$12K
$23K
$43K
MEDIAN: $23,192
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$8.25 - $17.74
(Median)
$8
$10
$18
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,301 - $43,455  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $588  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$16,612 - $40,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.25 - $17.74  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $588  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$16,612 - $40,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 597
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Job Description for Personal Caregiver

A personal caregiver works in a home to administer care to patients who are elderly or disabled. The scope of the work depends largely on the patients’ needs; in some cases, the personal caregiver may feed, bathe, and change the patient, or simply make sure he/she receives nutrition and prescribed medication and participates in social/community activities. Those in this position may also act as liaisons between a patient and health care providers, such as doctors, and must effectively communicate any changes in a patient’s condition to these doctors.

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Personal Caregiver Tasks

  • 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.

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Personal Caregivers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $55K per year. Becoming a Caregiver or a Certified Nurse Assistant is often the next step for a Personal Caregiver.

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Popular Skills for Personal Caregiver


Personal Caregivers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Cleaning, Home Health/Home Care, Elder Care, and Home Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Home Care. For most people, competency in Elder Care indicates knowledge of Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Personal Caregiver

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $21K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $24K on average. For Personal Caregivers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $24K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $27K.

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What is it like working as a Personal Caregiver at Self-Employed?

Personal Caregiver in Fort Worth:
"See the Smiles on the patients faces and family."
Pros: Seeing family and their love ones happy and that I do care about their loved one..i am a happy person and can make the family laugh and smile on the way I work..
Cons: Seeing that we don't live for ever.......and the patient gets worse and we know where it goes from there and it hard on the family..I want my patient to remember how it is living now and wonderful place where we are going and make the family comfortable when the time comes..

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Experience Affects Personal Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Personal Caregiver Salaries

Cleaning
up arrow 7%

Home Health/Home Care
0%

National Average
$22,000

Elder Care
up arrow 1%

Home Care
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 12%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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