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Residential Caregiver Salary

The average Residential Caregiver in the United States earns approximately $9.90 per hour. Compensation ranges between $8.03 per hour and $13.90. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The vast majority of Residential Caregivers (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. About one in three enjoy medical while just over one in five get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a seventh. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$12,054 - $43,278
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$43K
MEDIAN: $18,420
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$8.03 - $13.90
(Median)
$8
$9
$14
MEDIAN: $9.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,054 - $43,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
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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$16,218 - $30,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.03 - $13.90  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $18.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$16,218 - $30,046  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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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 5%

Experienced
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National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 65%
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