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Residential Caregiver Salary

Median pay for Residential Caregivers in the United States is around $9.90 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.04 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.87 on the higher side. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Residential Caregivers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Residential Caregivers (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to one in three, and between a fifth and a fourth earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$12,054 - $43,278
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$43K
MEDIAN: $18,420
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$8.04 - $13.87
(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 - $734  
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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$16,242 - $30,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.04 - $13.87  
   
Overtime
$7.86 - $18.43  
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$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $734  
   
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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$16,242 - $30,181  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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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 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 65%