Personal Caregiver Salary (United States)

A Personal Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.33 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Personal Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$13,207 - $48,585
(Median)
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32K
49K
MEDIAN: $23,684
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Personal Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$8.00 - $15.54
(Median)
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16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$13,207 - $48,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
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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$16,377 - $37,330  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 576
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $15.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.25 - $5.17  
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $919  
   
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).
)
$16,377 - $37,330  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 576
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Caregiver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Personal Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
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 1%
Elder Care
up arrow 4%
Home Care
up arrow 28%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 77 votes.
Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 89%
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