Women comprise the majority of Respite Care Providers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $10.37 per hour on average. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to around a seventh, and less than 10 percent earn vision coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
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$18,472 - $35,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $16.11  
   
Overtime
$13.50  
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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$18,472 - $35,102  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Job Description for Respite Care Provider

Respite care is necessary when a sick or disabled person is cared for by a friend or family member, and that loved one needs a short-term facility to have a break from caring for that patient. Sometimes, a caregiver neglects his/her own health while providing for loved ones, and these facilities allow them to focus on themselves temporarily while maintaining great care for their patient. Respite care can be done at a facility or at the home of the caregiver.

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Respite Care Provider Tasks

  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and dishes, and running errands.
  • Provide personal care, companionship and help for individuals and families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption or convalescence.
  • Assist elderly or disabled adults and children with daily living activities at the person's home or residential facility.
  • Transport clients by car to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or outings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Respite Care Provider

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $22K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $23K. For Respite Care Providers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $23K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Respite Care Provider Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Respite Care Provider in Richmond:
"Working with people with intellectual disabilities."
Love what you do, remember they are people also. If it's about the money only, then this is not the right job for you. Look at them as if they were one of your family members. Don't mistreat them.

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Experience Affects Respite Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 6%
dental benefits
None: 85%
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