Resident Care Aide Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Resident Care Aide is $9.80 per hour. A skill in Home Health/Home Care is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Resident Care Aide Salary (?
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$12,000 - $40,862
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,434
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Resident Care Aide Salary (?
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$8.00 - $11.77
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,000 - $40,862  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $303.04  
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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$16,735 - $29,071  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.00 - $11.77  
   
Overtime
$10.19 - $17.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $303.04  
   
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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$16,735 - $29,071  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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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Resident Care Aide Reviews

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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Experience Affects Resident Care Aide Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$21,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 29% dental benefits Dental: 24%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 68%
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