Residential Caregiver Salary

Residential Caregivers in the United States take home approximately $10.03 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $8.10 per hour and $13.78. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and one-fourth earn dental coverage. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Female Residential Caregivers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,164 - $46,835
(Median)
$12K
$22K
$47K
MEDIAN: $21,954
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$8.10 - $13.78
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,164 - $46,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
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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$16,689 - $29,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.10 - $13.78  
   
Overtime
$7.70 - $18.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
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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$16,689 - $29,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 64%
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