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Residential Caregiver Salary

Residential Caregivers in the United States take home approximately $9.88 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $7.98 per hour, and the top verges on $13.59. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The vast majority of Residential Caregivers (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. About a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a fourth collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$12,106 - $42,282
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20,059
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$7.98 - $13.59
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,106 - $42,282  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$16,222 - $30,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.98 - $13.59  
   
Overtime
$8.14 - $19.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$16,222 - $30,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
United States (change)

Job Description for Residential Caregiver

  • 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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Experience Affects Residential Caregiver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 33% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 65%