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Resident Care Aide Salary

Earnings for Resident Care Aides in the United States come in at around $9.76 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.04 per hour to $11.98. The vast majority of Resident Care Aides (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Resident Care Aides like their work and job satisfaction is high. Around one in four enjoy medical while between a fifth and a fourth get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-seventh. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$11,745 - $35,745
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$36K
MEDIAN: $23,989
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90%

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$8.04 - $11.98
(Median)
$8
$9
$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$11,745 - $35,745  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
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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$16,683 - $27,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $11.98  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $16.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $304.10  
   
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).
)
$16,683 - $27,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Resident Care Aide

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $20K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $21K on average. Resident Care Aides with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $21K. 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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 27% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 70%