Respite Care Provider Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Respite Care Providers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $10.29 per hour. Pay generally varies between $7.88 per hour and $16.73. Just under one-fifth enjoy medical while one in ten get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a tenth. The majority of Respite Care Providers claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$7.88 - $16.73
(Median)
$7
$10
$17
MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$7.88 - $16.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $489.36  
   
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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$16,383 - $34,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Respite Care Provider

  • 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.


Respite Care Providers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $21K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $23K. Respite Care Providers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $26K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Respite Care Provider generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $29K.

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Experience Affects Respite Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 18% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 78%
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