Residential Caregiver Salary

Pay for Residential Caregivers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $10.71 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Residential Caregivers. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by about one in three, and about a sixth earn vision coverage. Women account for the majority of Residential Caregivers who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$17,631 - $57,779
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MEDIAN: $25,509
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$8.70 - $14.22
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$17,631 - $57,779  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,428 - $34,027  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $14.22  
   
Overtime
$10.67 - $21.12  
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$18,428 - $34,027  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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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

Pay by Experience for a Residential Caregiver has a positive trend. An entry-level Residential Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 78 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Residential Caregiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Residential Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 36 salaries. A Residential Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Residential Caregiver

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Residential Caregiver Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
no benefits
None: 64%
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