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Resident Care Aide Salary

Median pay for Resident Care Aides in the United States is around $9.78 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.09 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $12.05. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Resident Care Aides (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to just under a third, and nearly one in five earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$11,745 - $35,745
(Median)
$12K
$24K
$36K
MEDIAN: $23,989
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$8.09 - $12.05
(Median)
$8
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$12
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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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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$16,781 - $27,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.09 - $12.05  
   
Overtime
$9.06 - $16.69  
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).
)
$16,781 - $27,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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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Job skills reported by Resident Care Aides are limited. Home Health/Home Care and Long Term Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Long Term Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Resident Care Aide

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $21K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $21K. Resident Care Aides see a median salary of $21K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $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 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect Resident Care Aide Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 13%

National Average
$21,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 69%
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