Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Resident Care Aides with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $20K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $21K. Resident Care Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $22K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Resident Care Aide with more than 20 years of experience can earn $23K on average.