Residential Care Attendant (RCA) Salary

A Residential Care Attendant (RCA) earns an average wage of $11.66 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$19,533 - $41,437
$28K
MEDIAN: $28,500
50%

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$8.84 - $17.42
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $11.66
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$28,500  
   
Bonus
$532  
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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$18,465 - $36,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $17.42  
   
Overtime
$9.06 - $28.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$532  
   
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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$18,465 - $36,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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Job Description for Residential Care Attendant (RCA)

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Residential Care Attendant (RCA)

Pay by Experience for a Residential Care Attendant (RCA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Residential Care Attendant (RCA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Residential Care Attendant (RCA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Residential Care Attendant (RCA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 14 salaries. A Residential Care Attendant (RCA) 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 5 salaries.

Residential Care Attendant (RCA) Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Residential Care Attendant (RCA)?

Residential Care Attendant (RCA) in Onalaska:
"Have an open mind and do not judge."
Learn to listen to the residents and your co workers. Work together and not against one another. Compassion, love and understanding is number one.

Residential Care Attendant (RCA) in Springfield:
Make sure this is what you want. You are dealing with people's lives, safety, health, well being, and happiness.

Key Stats for Residential Care Attendant (RCA)

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Residential Care Attendant (RCA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲6%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$25,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 61%