Residential Caregiver Salary

Median pay for Residential Caregivers in the United States is around $10.02 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.11 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $13.86. About a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one in four collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (80 percent) of Residential Caregivers who took the survey are female. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$12,080 - $42,894

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$8.11 - $13.86

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$12,080 - $42,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
Total Pay (?
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$16,680 - $29,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.11 - $13.86  
   
Overtime
$4.00 - $18.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $306.39  
   
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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$16,680 - $29,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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

  • 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
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 34% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 17% employee benefits None: 65%
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