Resident Care Aide Salary

Women account for the majority of Resident Care Aides in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $10.15 per hour. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Resident Care Aides — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,409 - $33,832
$19K
MEDIAN: $19,200
50%

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$8.80 - $13.40
$8
$10
$13
MEDIAN: $10.15
10%
50%
90%

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$0$33K
Salary $19,200
Bonus $500
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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$18,200 - $29,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $8.80 - $13.40
Overtime $4.03 - $19.02
Annual Data $0$29K
Bonus $500
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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$18,200 - $29,704
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Resident Care Aide

Resident care aides work primarily in nursing centers which care for hospice patients, dementia patients, and senior residents. They typically assist residents with daily living activities, such as feeding, dressing, showering, and grooming, and they must ensure that living areas are clean and fluid/liquid intakes are monitored at all times. As directed, they may also record vital signs such as blood pressure and body temperature, administer medication, or remind residents to take medication in a timely manner.

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Resident Care Aide Tasks

  • 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.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Resident Care Aide


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For Resident Care Aides, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Resident Care Aides earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Certified Nurse Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Resident Care Aide

Pay by Experience for a Resident Care Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Resident Care Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Resident Care Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Resident Care Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 25 salaries. A Resident Care Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 9 salaries.

Resident Care Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Resident Care Aide?

Resident Care Aide in Nashua:
"Working As A Guardian."
Pros: Having fun with the clients and bringing them to do things in the community. Also, there are almost always shifts available to pick up.
Cons: Employee incompetence is a big problem. Also restraining clients is very stressful physically, and other clients are very mentally exhausting to work with at times.

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Key Stats for Resident Care Aide

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Resident Care Aide Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$21,000

▼2%

Mid-Career
▼2%

Skills That Affect Resident Care Aide Salaries

Elder Care
▲3%

Long Term Care
▲1%

National Average
$21,000

Assisted Living
▼1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 60%
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