A Personal Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.28 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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$13,332 - $51,140
(Median)
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24K
35K
51K
MEDIAN: $23,751
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Personal Caregiver Total Pay (?
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$7.95 - $15.52
(Median)
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16
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$13,332 - $51,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
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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$16,294 - $37,482  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.95 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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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$16,294 - $37,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Personal Caregiver
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Personal Caregiver Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Personal Caregiver Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%
National Average
$22,000
Elder Care
up arrow 3%
Home Care
up arrow 27%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 75 votes.
Gender
Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 5% employee benefits None: 89%
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