The average wage for a Resident Care Aide is $9.72 per hour. A skill in Elder Care is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Resident Care Aide Total Pay (?
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$11,836 - $41,189
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24,541
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Resident Care Aide Total Pay (?
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$7.93 - $11.82
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$11,836 - $41,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
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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$16,549 - $29,204  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.93 - $11.82  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $18.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $309.13  
   
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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$16,549 - $29,204  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Resident Care Aide
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
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Experience Affects Resident Care Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 14 votes.
Gender
Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 64%
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