Residential Caregivers in the United States take home an average $10.57 per hour. Just over a half of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than two-fifths report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Residential Caregivers making up 78 percent. For the most part, Residential Caregivers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,978 - $61,072
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$25K
$61K
MEDIAN: $24,923
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$8.71 - $14.24
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MEDIAN: $10.57
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$17,978 - $61,072  
   
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$18,391 - $32,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.71 - $14.24  
   
Overtime
$9.74 - $24.66  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$18,391 - $32,234  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127

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Job Description for Residential Caregiver

Residential caregivers assist elderly and disabled patients with daily living. This is often a live-in position, so these caregivers may be expected to be available around-the-clock to provide assistance whenever necessary; some may even work up to 12 hours per day, though they usually have one or two days off per week. In these cases, they may be relieved by other caregivers who can assist patients.

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Residential Caregiver Tasks

  • 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 Caregiver

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $22K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $22K. On average, Residential Caregivers make $25K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Key Stats for Residential Caregiver

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Residential Caregiver Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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