Residential Caregiver Salary

Average Residential Caregivers in the United States make around $10.12 per hour. Earnings sit near $8.36 per hour on the lower side but can approach $13.79 on the higher side. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Residential Caregivers are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the larger part lack any form of coverage — but over a third have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$12,000 - $52,224
(Median)
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$52K
MEDIAN: $23,958
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$8.36 - $13.79
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$12,000 - $52,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $207.81  
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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$17,123 - $30,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.36 - $13.79  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $19.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $207.81  
   
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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$17,123 - $30,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 20%
dental benefits
None: 63%
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